MANILA, Philippines — Philippine teams failed to reach the quarterfinals of the 2022 Chokes-to-Go FIBA 3 × 3 World Tour Manila Masters on Sunday at Ayala Mall Manila Bay.
Manila Chuks and Cebu Choks dropped out of the opening round of the playoffs one after another after a devastating defeat to a more experienced unit.
Manila ran out of gas and the censors decided 16-21 (8:07) to MMC Energy, as Cebu lost to world number 3 Liman Huishan NE, 21-11 (7:06).
Between the two, Manila had the best chance of reaching the semifinals, but the failure to defend the lead proved costly. This actually led to approaching the four middle signs, but the Mongolian crew found the sign from the outside.
Anand Arienbold nailed the back-to-back two-pointer to make it 7-0, and the game turned in their favor, causing the hosts to fall.
Arienbold finished with nine points. Enkhbata’s Analbatar had six points, as Gansukh Avarjeed and Batjalbu Borgil scored six.
Henry Iloka scored the highest score for Manila with seven points and seven rebounds. Chico did four in Lane, why Holmcovist added three at the rate.
“We’ve squandered our chances,” lamented Lanette, who led Manila to the quarterfinals against Jason MMC Energy on Saturday night.
But while fighting Manila, the same cannot be said of Cebu, who was completely defeated by one of the best 3 × 3 teams in the world.
McTallo and Zach Huang still tried to get their team back late in the match, but it was a wall that was too overwhelming. The two finished with four points.
“We still lack experience, we haven’t played much yet. This is a great learning experience for us. We are committed to improving and improving, ”said Talo, the country’s top 3 × 3 player.
Mihailo Vassic and Marksman Nebojsa made life difficult for the Kilizian home team as they had eight and seven points respectively for Liman.
Liman will face Censors in the knockout semifinals, where he will meet another bracket to become the world number one. 1 Ub Huishan NE locks horns with Melbourne. The champion of the highest level tournament will take home 40,000 (P2,093,000).
Meanwhile, Ulan Bator MMC Energy will tilt to $ 10,000 (P523,250) to take fifth place, while Warsaw has amassed $ 4,000 (P209,300) to finish sixth.
Auckland’s Chris McIntosh won the shootout competition with 13 points, followed by Melbourne’s Jesse Wagstaff (10), Sebur Talo (8) and Yokohama’s Tatsuhiro Noto (5).
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