Perlas Pilipinas comes home empty-handed for 2nd straight SEA Games campaign

August 27, 2017 - 5:46 PM
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The Philippine national women’s basketball team fell short of its goal after failing to secure a medal in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Perlas Pilipinas compiled a 4-2 record in the round-robin format, tying Indonesia. But due to the winner-over-the-other rule, Indonesia took the bronze while the Filipinas came home empty-handed for the second straight edition of the biennial meet.

Perlas Pilipinas opened its campaign with an 88-54 rout of Singapore but fell to Indonesia, 78-68, in its next game.

The team was able to bounce back against Myanmar, 123-33, and eventual silver medalist Thailand, 69-67, but a 60-56 loss to tournament champion Malaysia doomed the Philippines’ hopes for a medal.

Perlas Pilipinas capped off its campaign with a 118-44 win over Vietnam.