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    Double gold for Philippines in Asean School Games basketball

    Jul 25, 2018
    The Philippine boys' and girls' basketball teams ruled their respective division in the regional tournament.

    THE Philippines swept the basketball competitions of the 10th Asean School Games after hurdling separate foes on Wednesday in Malaysia.

    The boys basketball team defeated Malaysia, 87-65, while the girls team beat Singapore, 80-42, to sweep the five-game elimination round.

    Gerry Abadiano had 20 points, Terrence Fortea had 19 points, while Carl Tamayo added 18 points and nine rebounds for the Philippines, whose core is composed of members of the National University squad.

    The Philippines finished the first quarter with a 29-16 lead and never looked back to clinch the gold.

    The scores (boys):

    Philippines 87 – Abadiano 20, Fortea 19, Tamayo 18, Torres 8, Alarcon 4, Gonzales 4, Quiambao 4, Ramirez 4, Dayrit 3, Felicilda 2, Cuajao 0, Buensalida 0.

    Malaysia 65 – Wey 13, Wei 12, Fu 11, Kai 10, Mun 9, Han 4, Yuan 3, Hong 3, Kang 0, Xian 0, Wen 0, Wan 0.

    Quarters: 29-16; 43-29; 63-50; 87-65.

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