Australia also totes a 4-0 slate after winning its three group matches
— 119-44 over Thailand, 107-42 against Bahrain, and 111-62 over New
Zealand — and 88-52 over Japan in the quarterfinals to set up a
meeting with the Philippines.
The Philippines on the other hand crushed Lebanon 75-53 as well as
UAE, 92-49, before outlasting China, 73-63, in their final group game.
In the quarterfinals, the Filipinos turned on the jets in the fourth period to dispatch upset-minded Bahrain, 67-52.
Heading into the semis, Australia is averaging 106.3 points to the
76.8 of the Philippines.
The team from down under also rules the boards, 57.8 to the 52 of Batang Gilas. Assists-wise, the Aussies come out on top with a 24.3-17.8 advantage.And incredibly, the Australians are shooting at a phenomenal 61.4% clip to the 46.7% of the Rp squad.
Sean MacDonald is lead Australia with 16.0 points per game. He paces
his team that also has six other double digit scorers in Samson Froling (15.3), Kyle Bowen (14.3), Kody Stattman (12.5) and Callum
Dalton and Aiden Krause with (10.0 each).