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Gilas Women bows out of 2019 FIBA 3×3 U18 World Cup race

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The 2019 FIBA 3×3 U18 World Cup campaign of Gilas Pilipinas Women came to an end with 21-12 loss at the hands of China during the quarterfinals on Friday, June 7, in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

He Zhouze scored 12 points to lead the Chinese team. Liu Bei added six points and Wu Xinaglin finished with three points.

The representatives of China immediately asserted their dominance with five straight points, 5-0, at the start of the game and from there they never let go of the lead.

A deuce from Angelica Surada reduced the score gap, 15-12, with more than a minute left in the clock and gave the Filipinas a fighting chance to win the game

However, He responded with back-to-back baskets from long-range before Liu hit the game-winning shot.

Surada registered four points while Ella Patrice Fajardo and Karl Ann Pingol each had three points to pace the Philippine national team coached by Patrick Aquino.

The Filipinas finished eight in the tournament.

Earlier this week, the Gilas Women beat Mongolia, the Netherlands, and Czech Republic to secure a slot in the knock-out rounds.

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