MANILA, Philippines — Kristan Geyl Yumul fired nine three-pointers as Gilas Pilipinas Women saved a gritty Syrian team, 92-86, to maintain their unbeaten record at the Asian Under-16 Championships. Women’s Fiba 2022 on Saturday at Prince Hamza Hall in Amman, Jordan.
Yumul launched 33 points, shot 9 of the 14 points through the arc, helping the National youth players win their second in Group A. Gilas strangle Indonesia, 104-68, on Friday.
Gilas took the lead 82-71 with 5 minutes left, seeing Syria finish the game at 82 with 2:34 remaining after Simel Alahmar scored nine straight points to start the 11-goal. 0.
Gabby Ramos stopped the bleeding and Yumul hit a vital treble to restore order to Gilas’ 88-84 cushion with a minute left.
Kaila Jade Oani made a steal, then a bounce from Ramos put the game in good shape, 90-84, with 39 ticks to start.
Ramos maintained her fine play with 21 points, 14 rebounds, four steals and two blocks. Natalie Panganiban had 13 points, eight assists and six goals, while Samantha Paulene Medina scored seven points, nine rebounds and seven dimes.
Gilas took the lead 20, 47-27, from free throws by Panganiban in the second half before Syria made a brave fight in the second half.
Philippines meets Samoa (1-1) on Sunday.
Suzan Backour overcame the Syrian with 28 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists. Alahmar brought in 20 points, 8 goals and 5 dimes, while Aya Almohammad added 13 points and 8 assists.
Syria has dropped 1-1 in Group A and will face Indonesia, who lost to Samoa, 48-57, before.
PHILIPPINES 92 – Yumul 33, Ramos 21, Panganiban 13, Medina 7, Oani 7, Nolasco 6, Patricio 2, Fajardo 2, Lopez 1, Elson 0, Nair 0, Villarin 0.
SYRIA 86 – Backour 28, Alahmar 20, Almohammad 13, Khreim 6, Kurdi 5, Kanaan 4, Doubal 4, Jamsakian 2, Agha 2, Mardou 2, Aldada 2.
Area: 26-19, 47-31, 73-63, 92-86.
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