Perlas falls to Indonesia after Q3 mishap

By Ivan Saldajeno

BIÑAN—Perlas Pilipinas suffered a huge meltdown in the third quarter and succumbed to Indonesia, 68-78, in the SEA Games women's basketball at the MABA Stadium in Kuala Lumpur on Monday night.

Perlas failed to sustain a good start as Indonesia slowly creeped into the Philippine team's lead and turned the tides right after halftime, going on a 25-9 third quarter to take the lead for good.

Debby Christaline led Indonesia with 25 points, eight rebounds, two assists, and one steal, while Yung Anggraeni added a double-double of 16 points and 11 rebounds with three assists and two steals.

Aliana Lim led Perlas with 13 markers and four markers.

Box Scores:

Indonesia 78-Christaline 25, Anggraeni 16, Retong 13, Sophia 6, Ulfah 6, Sumiati 5, Kahit 3, Pramesti 3, Sutjiono 1, Dewi 0

Philippines 68-Lim 15, Sambile 14, Pontejos 10, Bernardino 9, Cabinbin 5, Tongco 5, Animam 3, Almazan 3, Dy 2, Castro 2, Resultay 0, Abaca 0

Quarterscores: 14-24, 34-41, 59-50, 78-68

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