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The Philippines will not finish with a medal in the women’s 3×3 basketball competition of the 31st Southeast Asian Games Vietnam 2021 after losing to Indonesia, 16-10 in the battle for bronze on Saturday.
Indonesia, bannered by Dewa Ayu Made Sriartha, Adelaide Callista, Nathania Orville, and Kimberley Pierre-Louis, controlled the game from the start, going up, 5-1.
Halfway into the game, Gilas, represented by veterans Afril Bernardino, Janine Pontejos, Clare Castro, and Angelica Surada, pulled within 9-5, but it was the closest they could get as shots didn’t fall.
It will be an unfortunate exit for the Filipinas in the two-day competition, falling short of a podium finish expected from a country that has been dominant in the sport for decades.
Save for Surada, the trio also won the women’s 3×3 basketball gold back in the 2019 SEA Games, along with Jack Danielle Animam.
The 5-on-5 competitions will kick off starting on Monday, May 16.
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