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Gilas Pilipinas Women one win away from SEA Games gold in 3×3

/ 02:18 PM December 02, 2019
Janine Pontejos Gilas Pilipinas Women 2019 SEA Games

Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net

MANILA, Philippines — Gilas Pilipinas Women stared at a four-point deficit before Janine Pontejos had one of her hot streaks.

Pontejos took matters into her own hands to shoot the Philippines past Vietnam, 21-12, and into the gold medal match of the 30th Southeast Asian Games 3×3 basketball event Monday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.

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Down 5-9, Gilas turned to its explosive guard, who delivered by spearheading a blistering run.

Pontejos scored all of her eight points during the Filipinos’ 16-3 run to end the game, capping it with the game-sealing deuce off an Afril Bernardino block that triggered a wild celebration from the crowd.

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The Philippines will face either Thailand or Malaysia for the gold later.

The Thais dealt the Filipinos their only loss in the preliminary round.

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TAGS: 2019 SEA Games, 30th Southeast Asian Games, 3x3 basketball, Afril Bernardino, Gilas Pilipinas women, gold medal, Janine Pontejos, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam
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