RP IS SOUTHEAST ASIA BASKETBALL KING
Manila, April 4, 1998 - The Philippines harassed Thailand with an avalanche of successful baskets in the second half of the championship game to pull off a 90-69 victory and capture the 3rd SEABA championship title Tuesday at the Ninoy Aquino (formerly Rizal Memorial) Stadium.
Pro players Danny Ildefonso, Rommel Adducul and Richard Melencio joined forces to wipe out a 48-49 deficit and grab the upper hand at the Philippines clinched its first SEABA crown won in its initial years by Malaysia and Indonesia.
Earlier, Malaysia routed Singapore, 74-53 to bag third place. Vietnam took fifth place by beating Brunei.
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