3x3WC: Perlas left emotional as crowd shows appreciation

Paul Lintag on Jun 08, 2018 08:47 PM
3x3WC: Perlas left emotional as crowd shows appreciation
Perlas Pilipinas ultimately lost to the Germans, 10-12, but the rally that just fell short captured the attention of those in attendance.

BOCAUE, Bulacan --- As the Philippines displayed tremendous heart against Germany in the 2018 FIBA 3x3 World Cup, the crowd at the Philippine Arena here couldn't help but get behind the underdog home team.

Perlas Pilipinas ultimately lost to the Germans, 10-12, but the rally that just fell short captured the attention of those in attendance.

Most people in the Philippines don't exactly pay attention to women's hoops.

On Friday, the Philippine national women's 3x3 team made sure the audience paid attention.

And they couldn't help but get emotional after getting the support they truly deserved from fans.

"Sobra. Yun yung first time. Ang sarap lang sa feeling na yung paghihirap namin, meron palang nakaka-appreciate," Jack Animam said, while in tears, after taking a question in the official post-game press conference following the Philippine-Germany clash.

"Sana hinihiling ko sa lahat na mas suportahan pa kami. Kasi ito talaga yung kailangan nating lahat," she added.

As the crowd got wild during Perlas' attempted comeback, Animam added that those are some of the moments athletes like her live for.

Feeling that reaction in real time made the loss a little more manageable.

"Grabe yung reaction nun crowd," she said.

"That was the best part. We live for that," Animam added.

 


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