Perlas no match for towering Australians

ABS-CBN Sports on Jul 25, 2017 07:49 AM
Perlas no match for towering Australians
Perlas Pilipinas dropped to 0-2 in Group B after a 42-point loss to Australia. (FIBA)

Perlas Pilipinas is getting a feel of just how tough it is to play in Division A.

The Philippine national women's team absorbed another humbling defeat Monday in the 2017 FIBA-Asia Cup for women, this time a 65-107 beating at the hands of Australia at the Kanteevera Indoor Stadium in Bangalore, India.

A day after losing to defending champion Japan by 51 points, Perlas didn't fare any better against the Australians and dropped to 0-2 in Group B play.

Janine Pontejos led the Philippines in scoring, going for 18 points while Allana Lim was good for 11.

Perlas will try to break into the win column on Tuesday, facing off against South Korea at 6:00 p.m.

The Scores:

Perlas Pilipinas (65) – Pontejos 18, Lim 11, Bernardino 8, Cabinbin 7, Resultay 6, Almazan 4, Sambile 4, Tongco 3, Dy 2, Animam 0, Castro 0.

Australia Opals (107) – Cumming 18, Blicavs 17, Smith 12, Mansfield 12, Ebzery 12, Hodges 10, Griffin 9, Kunek 6, Garrick 6, Lavey 3, Snell 2.

Quarterscores: 14-38, 23-68, 46-89, 65-107.

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