After beating Singapore 88-61 in the women’s basketball tournament on Saturday morning, the Philippines is now on the verge of defending its title at the Southeast Asian Games.
The Gilas Pilipinas women took 15 points from Claire Castro, 14 points from both Castillo and Jenin Pontezos in the sector and 11 more points from Angel Suradar for their fourth consecutive win in the showcase at the Thane Tri Gymnasium in Hanoi.
The Nationals held the enemy to just six points in the opening frame and then tightened the defense in the third period to advance to another sympathetic victory.
The Philippines won the tournament by an average of 22.5 points, with Chinchin re-emerging as the champion.
Giles is the only unbeaten team in the race and could sweep Malaysia 2-1 at 10am on Sunday.
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