Philippine cagers gain upper hand

Philippines captain Bernardino Afril (in white) attempting to shoot in a closely contested game with Singapore on the opening day of the 18th Asean University Games basketball competition. Afril was at the top of her game with a game-high 24 points, helping her side win 74-66 at the NTU Sports and Recreation Hall. The Republic's women's team will take on Indonesia today. The Singapore men's team were victors yesterday when they thrashed Laos 103-46 and will face Malaysia today.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 12, 2016, with the headline 'Philippine cagers gain upper hand'. Print Edition | Subscribe