(Bukit Serindit Indoor Stadium)
4 p.m. – Laos vs Philippines
6 p.m. – Singapore vs Thailand
8 p.m. – Indonesia vs Malaysia
MALACCA, MALAYSIA – Perlas Pilipinas unleashed a crippling pressure defense in the second period that baffled Singapore en route to posting an easy 69-43 triumph at the start of the SEABA Women’s Championship at the Bukit Serindit Indoor Stadium here.
A 21-4 run allowed the Filipinas to break the game open and they never looked back to serve notice of their title aspirations. That backbreaking stretch which started in the final four minutes of the second period pushed the Philippines to a 46-27 lead going to the halftime break.
With its defense clicking, Blackwater-backed Perlas PH forced Singapore to 14 turnovers, resulting to 16 points.
Sparking the team’s rout was Chak Cabinbin, a new inclusion in the squad.
A perennial MVP in the WNCAA, Cabinbin was inserted in the lineup to take over the spot of Fil-Am guard Sofia Roman.
PHILIPPINES 69 – Cabinbin 16, Sambile 10, Lim 9, Gupilan 7, Dy 5, Tongco 4, Pontejos 4, Abaca 4, Resultay 4, Bernardino 2, Animam 0.
SINGAPORE 43 – Lim 14, Poon 11, Yoshida 5, Han 4, Tan 3, Koh 2, Lim, R. 2, Tang 2, Chu 0, See 0, Lee 0, Lim, Z. 0.
Quarters: 18-18; 46-27; 58-36; 69-43