Centeno beats Amit in all-PH 10-ball gold medal battle

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Chezka Centeno reads a ball alignment in an all-Filipino 10-ball billiards gold medal duel. 

MANILA, Philippines — Chezka Centeno dominated Rubilen Amit, 7-3, in an all-Philippine title duel on Saturday to capture the women’s 10-ball billiards gold medal in the 30th Southeast Asian Games at the Manila Hotel Tent.

Centeno, 20, led 6-1 before Amit fought back to win the next two racks. But the Zamboanga native proved too much for the 38-year-old Amit in the end.

The two are also set to dispute the women’s 9-ball gold medal.

En route to the 10-ball finals, Centeno and Amit humbled their semifinal opponents from Myanmar on Friday night.

Centeno downed Aung A Mi 7-4 while Amit crushed Maung Thandar 7-2. (LO/IAMIGO/CNS)

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