Perlas Pilipinas comes back from 10 points down, beats Thailand with late basket
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Perlas Pilipinas rallied from a 10-point fourth quarter deficit and completed a 69-67 comeback win over Thailand on Wednesday, August 23 during the 2017 Southeast Asian Games women's basketball tournament at the MABA Stadium here.
Allana Lim converted the game-winning layup off a pass from France Mae Cabinbin with 11.4 ticks remaining to break the 67-all deadlock and notch the final tally.
Perlas' winning possession began with 30 seconds remaining with Cabinbin positioned close to the halfcourt line, spreading Thailand's defense and letting the play develop.
She ultimately drove strong to the hoop before dishing the bounce pass to the waiting hands of Lim. Thailand's defense was much too slow to react in this instance.
It was Lim's 16th point of the game, a game-high. Janine Pontejos had 14 points while Analyn Almazan added 13 markers and 13 boards.
The Philippines now has a 3-1 record in the tournament. – Rappler.com