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Lim, Sambile fuel Perlas in drubbing of Hong Kong



Allana Lim and Camille Sambile took turns in providing damage for Blackwater-Perlas Pilipinas as the Philippine side beat Hong Kong, 75-62 Tuesday in the 2015 FIBA Asia Women’s Championship Level II action in Wuhan, China.

The Philippines outscored Hong Kong 26-13 after a strong second quarter play to create separation and take control of the match.

Lim scored 8 points in the first frame alone, asserting her dominance inside although Cheuk Ting responded with 6 points of her own to pull Hong Kong within 1, 15-16.

But from a 16-15 lead after the opening quarter, Sambile poured 7 points in a 10-0 Perlas run that opened the second quarter and made it 26-15.

Afril Bernardino added to the damage, scoring 6 straight to make it 40-28 before a Lim basket made it 42-28 for the nationals entering the break.

Later in the third frame another 10-2 run punctuated by Lim transformed an already sizable 51-35 lead into an insurmountable 61-37 cushion for Perlas.

Hiu Lui Tong kept fighting for Hong Kong in the payoff period as the East Asian side cut the deficit down to 51-67 although the Philippines held fort down the stretch.

Lim had 20 points, 6 rebounds, and 4 assists to lead the Philippines. Sambile notched a double-double with 19 points and 10 boards while Bernardino chipped in 16 points and 5 steals.

Cheuk Ting scored 17 points for Hong Kong even as Hiu Lui Tong contributed 13 points.

The Philippines assisted 17 of its 32 made field goals and also generated baskets off 20 Hong Kong turnovers.

The team will battle Kazakhstan tomorrow in a must-win situation to crack the playoff for Level I promotion.

The Scores:
Philippines (75) – Lim 20, Sambile 19, Bernardino 16, Resultay 7, Miranda 4, Borja 2, Tongco 2, Animam 2, Roman 2, Gupilan 1, Arayi 0.
Hong Kong (62) – Cheuk 17, Tong 13, Lam P 9, Chan 9, Chu 6, So 4, Koon 2, Lam Y 0, Cheng 0, Wong K 2, Wong 0.
Quarterscores: 16-15, 42-28, 63-45, 75-62.

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