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SEA Games: Gilas Women out of 3×3 gold medal hunt

/ 05:14 PM May 14, 2022
Gilas Women in the women's 3x3 event at the 31st SEA Games. SEA GAMES POOL

Gilas Women in the women’s 3×3 event at the 31st SEA Games. SEA GAMES POOL

MANILA, Philippines-Having little answers against a bigger enemy that shoots with deadly accuracy, the Philippines bowed to Thailand, 21-14, and out of gold medal contention Saturday in the women’s 3×3 basketball event of the 31st Southeast Asian Games.

The defending champions, led by seasoned vets Janine Pontejos and Afril Bernardino will try to salvage a bronze medal also Saturday at Thanh Tri Gymnasium in Hanoi.

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Bernardino helped the Nationals pull level at 9-9, but collective defensive lapses and a lethargic effort on the boards allowed the unbeaten Thais to mount a 5-0 run to wrest control of the game.

Frosty shooting ultimately doomed the Nationals’ chances at repeating in the biennial meet.

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Gilas will play the loser in the match between Indonesia and host Vietnam, which is being played as of posting time.


Inquirer’s special coverage of the Hanoi SEA Games 2021.

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