The Gilas 3×3 Women’s team put up a valiant stand but just couldn’t get the win against Australia. Gilas’ campaign in the 2019 FIBA 3×3 Asia Cup ends in the Quarterfinals stage of the tournament.
Janine Pontejos got the game started off strong as she dropped several outside shots to lead Gilas to a 4-1 advantage. Unfortunately, Australia countered with their own flurry of buckets to take the lead. Australia maintained the lead for most of the game. They repeatedly found answers to Gilas buckets, keeping the Filipinas at bay.
Gilas got as close as one point late in the game but Australia finished with a 5-1 run. Alice Kunek scored on a two-pointer to help her team gain separation and finished the game off on an and-one bucket. Australia pulled off the 21-16 win.
Pontejos led Gilas with eight points while Afril Bernardino had five.
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