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    Perlas ends SEAG campaign with rout over Vietnam to keep slim hopes for bronze alive

    Aug 25, 2017
    Janine Pontejos scored 15 in Perlas Pilipinas' romp over Vietnam. Jerome Ascano

    KUALA LUMPUR - Perlas Pilipinas beat Vietnam, 118-44, on Friday in their final game in the 29th Southeast Asian Games women's basketball tournament at the MABA Stadium.

    Perlas finished the round-robin tournament with a 4-2 win-loss slate, with a bronze medal still a possibility. They, however, hope for a loss from Thailand in its next two games to win a bronze medal.

    Thailand holds a 3-1 win-loss record following the victory of Perlas over Vietnam and needs to sweep its remaining match against Indonesia on Friday and Malaysia on Saturday to clinch a medal.

    Perlas, however, must not finish in a tie with Indonesia as it won over the Philippine women's squad earlier in the tournament.

    Cindy Resultay had 26 points and eight steals, while Raisa Palmera-Dy added 23 points for Perlas, which was coming off a 60-56 loss to Malaysia on Thursday.

    Perlas began the rout when they outscored Vietnam, 32-2, in the second period.

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    The scores:

    Philippines (118) - Resultay 26, Dy 23, Pontejos 15, Castro 12, Animam 8, Cabinbin 6, Almazan 6, Bernardino 6, Tongco 6, Sambile 4, Abaca 4, Lim 2.

    Vietnam (44) - Huynh 9, Trat 8, T.C.T. Nguyen 7, T.T.D. Nguyen 4, Bui 4, T.L.V. Nguyen 4, H. Linh 2, T. Tran 2, T.D.T. Pham 0, T.T.B. Pham 0.

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    Quarters: 20-21, 52-23, 86-33, 118-44.

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