MALACCA, MALAYSIA – A merciless Perlas Pilipinas showed up in Day Two of the Seaba Women’s Championship.
The Filipinas beat a hapless Laos side black and blue, 179-32, at the Bukit Serendit Indoor Stadium on Wednesday in a fitting follow-up to their 69-43 demolition of Singapore the day before.
Mindful of the quotient system, the Filipinas never let up on the pedal from the opening minute on. They forced Laos to commit 51 turnovers and held it without a field goal in an eight-minute stretch of the second period.
“It’s a preparation for the next few games. It’s more of bringing up the confidence level of the girls. It’s also a good time to rest the starting unit for the big games ahead while on the other hand, taking a conscious effort of looking at the quotient dahil baka magkaroon ng triple tie, we’ll never know,” said Aquino.
Eight Perlas Pilipinas players finished in double figures with Jack Animam scoring a career-high 28 points and pulling down a personal best 17 rebounds.
Animam hit 14-of-17 from the field.
Camille Sambile contributed 26 markers followed by Janine Pontejos, who chipped in 19. Mainstays Allana Lim, Cindy Resultay and Amby Almazan each tallied 18 points, while Afril Bernardino added 16. Team captain Raiza Dy had 12 points in 11 minutes of action.
Perlas enjoyed a 70-point lead at 86-16, the lead hit the century mark, 124-24, late in the third period.