Gilas end Fiba 3×3 campaign with upset of Russia


THE Philippine men’s team scored an upset win over third-seeded Russia, 19-12, to close its campaign in the 2018 FIBA 3×3 Basketball World Cup at the Philippine Arena on Monday.

The 19th-seeded Gilas composed of Troy Rosario, Stanley Pringle, Roger Pogoy and Christian Standhardinger set aside their one-point loss to Canada earlier that prevented them from advancing to the quarterfinal round zooming to a 5-1 lead and never looked back en route to a 2-2 win-loss record in Pool C that also included Mongolia and Brazil.

The Gilas’ other win was over Brazil, 15-7. They then lost to Mongolia, 21-17, and Canada, 20-19.

The loss was Russia’s third in four outings.

Pringle topscored for Gilas with 9 points while Rosario contributed 8 and Pogoy 2. Standhardinger was scoreless. Victor Pavlenko led Russia with 6 points.

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