Perlas Pilipinas falls to Indonesia anew as road to gold gets tougher | Inquirer Sports

Perlas Pilipinas falls to Indonesia anew as road to gold gets tougher

By: - Reporter / @MarkGiongcoINQ
/ 10:32 PM August 21, 2017

Perlas Pilipinas quickly lost its luster, dropping a 78-68 decision to Indonesia just a day after its sparkling debut against Singapore in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games.

Buoyed by a big Filipino crowd at MABA Stadium, the Philippines fought hard, but Indonesia proved to be too much in the end as a familiar narrative was rewritten.

The Filipinos also yielded to the Indonesians in the 2015 SEA Games with Natasha Christaline leading the way.

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Christaline was brilliant yet again, scoring 25 points on 8-of-13 shooting from the field. Yuni Anggraeni also made a big impact with 16 points and 11 rebounds.

The setback to Indonesia, just like before, dealt a huge blow to the Philippines’ bid to bag its breakthrough gold medal in women’s basketball.

Perlas took a 41-34 lead at the half but its shooting turned sour in the second half while Christaline caught fire for Indonesia, which gained a 59-50 advantage entering the final frame.

Allana Lim had 15 points for PH, which ripped Singapore, 88-54, in the opener, while Camille Sambile added 14.

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