Perlas Pilipinas ends SEA Games 2017 with 74-point win over Vietnam

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Perlas Pilipinas ends SEA Games 2017 with 74-point win over Vietnam
The Philippines squad earns a 4-2 record and hangs on to the possibility of clinching a bronze medal

MANILA, Philippines – Perlas Pilipinas didn’t let their opponents take this one away as they crushed Vietnam by 74 points, 118-44, to keep their medal hopes alive in the 29th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games on Friday, August 25, at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The Philippine squad closed its SEA Games campaign with a 4-2 win-loss record. They will know their final ranking when all the women’s basketball games are done.

Perlas still has a chance to clinch a bronze medal if they have the same standing as Thailand,  or if the Thais lose both their remaining matches against Indonesia and Malaysia.

Vietnam managed to get ahead of Philippines with a one-point lead at the end of the first quarter, 20-21, but the Filipinos proved to be too much for the Vietnamese to handle.

Philippines unleashed its full potential in the second quarter as it limited Vietnam to scoring only two markers the entire period and cruised to posting a 86-33 advantage at the end of the 3rd.

Cindy Resultay provided firepower for the Philippines as she scored 26 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists and 8 steals while Raiza Rose Dy had 23 markers. –

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