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Sinag Pilipinas Beats Thailand, Wins SEA Games Gold

Sinag Pilipinas once again demonstrated that the Philippines is a class of its own with regards to basketball by winning the Gold medal in the Southeast Asian Games for the 25th time!

The nationals trounced Thailand, 85-57, Sunday night during the finals of the men’s basketball tournament of the 26th Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) held at Kelapa Gading Sports Mall in Jakarta.

Sinag Pilipinas, in the preliminaries, crushed Thailand with a score of 69-103. Thailand faced the unbeated Indonesian team during the knockout stage and they won, earning the right to vie against the Philippine once again but this time for the Gold medal.

Here is the scoreboard:

Philippines (85) – Slaughter 16, Parks 15, Ryan Garcia 12, Ravena 10, Monfort 8, Tiu 6, Hodge 5, Pascual 5, Salva 2, Lanete 2, Ellis 0.

Thailand (57) – Kaedum 17, Letmaliporn 11, Sangthong 11, Kongkum 8, Apiromvilaichai 6, ghogar 2, Klahan 2, Kruatiwa 0, Jantuma Mana 0.

Quarterscores: 21-17, 44-25, 61-42, 85-57

Here is the final rankings for the SEA Games 2011 Men’s Basketball event:

1st. Philippines – Gold
2nd. Thailand – Silver
3rd. Indonesia – Bronze
4th. Malaysia
5th. Singapore
6th. Vietnam
7th. Cambodia
8th. Myanmar

Meanwhile, Sinag’s female counterpart–Perlas Pilipinas–suffered a heartbreaking loss to Thailand, 75-73, last November 18 settling for the Silver medal.

Here is the final rankings for the SEA Games 2011 Women’s Basketball event:

1st. Thailand – Gold
2nd. Philippines – Silver
3rd. Malaysia – Bronze
4th. Myanmar
5th. Indonesia

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