PERLAS Pilipinas defeated Sri Lanka, 65-45, on Monday for its second win in the 2015 Fiba-Asia Women’s Championship Level 2 in Wuhan, China.
Shelley Anne Gupilan had 15 points while Ewon Arayi finished with nine and six steals for the Filipina cagebelles, who claimed their second consecutive win following their come-from-behind victory over North Korea on Sunday.
Perlas Pilipinas improved to a 2-1 record, its lone loss coming on opening day against Malaysia last Saturday
The team aims to finish in the top two of the competition where a promotion to Level 1 is at stake.
The Philippine quintet blew the game wide open in the second quarter when they came away with 17 straight points in outscoring the Sri Lankans, 22-6, for a 36-20 lead.
The Philippines will face Hong Kong on Tuesday and Kazakhstan on Wednesday.
Philippines (65)—Gupilan 15, Arayi 9, Sambile 9, Resultay 7, Borja 6, Bernardino 6, Lim 4, Tongco 4, Miranda 3, Roman 2, Animam 0.
Sri Lanka (45)—Silva 10, Don Thalagala 9, Juwan Pedige 7, Beruwalage 6, Gunawijeya 5, Rajapakse 4, Ekanayake 4, Wanniachchige 0, Perera 0, Gallage 0, Thewahettige 0.
Quarterscores: 14-14; 36-20; 46-29; 65-45.