San Juan News
PH wins 2 basketball golds in 3x3 events
The Philippines won two gold medals in the Southeast Asian Games 3x3 basketball event at FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan City on December 2.
The Gilas Women first took the gold in the distaff side, beating Thailand in the final, 17-13.
Afril Bernardino came out firing as she led Gilas Women's game-turning 13-2 run to open a 10-point cushion, 16-6, before holding Thailand off down the stretch.
Bernardino finished with 11 points for Gilas Women, who avenged their 20-22 overtime loss to Thailand in the pool stage.
Jack Animam added three points, while Janine Pontejos chipped in 2 and Clare Castro came up with one point.
Warunee Kitraksa paced Thailand, which settled for the silver, with five points.
Malaysia captured the bronze after pummeling Vietnam, 21-7, in the battle for third.
In the men's final, CJ Perez waxed hot early on and Gilas Men trounced Indonesia, 21-9.
Perez scored the game's first four points, but Chris Newsome and Jason Perkins also connived to open an 18-6 Gilas Men that they never let go.
Perez finished with 10 markers, while Newsome and Perkins each added four, and Mo Tautuaa put up three, including the two-pointer that delivered the knockout for Gilas Men, who completed an 8-0 sweep of the entire men's tournament.
Itun Surliyadin led Indonesia, which settled for the silver, with three markers.
In the bronze medal match, Vietnam turned back Thailand, 21-17.