Two Pinoy teams remain to fight for 3x3 basketball World Finals slot
ABS-CBN Sports on May 25, 2017 02:17 PM
Team Santa Rosa and Balandra Squad will face off in the Final on May 27 for the right to compete in the World Finals in Washington D.C.
Team Santa Rosa and Balandra Squad advanced to the National Finals of the Red Bull Reign Qualifier A in Manila last Saturday, May 20.
The 3-on-3 basketball tournament pits hopefuls against one another in a high-endurance, offensive-driven battle that will end with over 15 countries sending their best to compete at the World Finals in Washington DC, USA.
Team Santa Rosa rose to the top by finishing with a total of 40 points. Team Captain Victor Renan Sayo credits his team’s success to constant practice and conditioning. “Hard work and trust in God are our keys to success,” he said.
Despite several setbacks prior to Qualifier A, Balandra Squad clinched the 2nd seed with a combined score of 31 points. As Team Captain Airand Vicente shares, “There was no time to prepare, but we got the best of them!”
The rules of this tournament are simple: the team that scores the most overall points in each round will advance until one team remains.
Registrations for Manila Qualifier B are still open online. Registrations for the Last Chance Qualifier are now available on the sports app, Laro. The app can be downloaded through Google Play and iTunes.
Qualifying Tournaments and Finals are open to the public for viewing and will be held on the following dates:
Manila Qualifier B - May 26, 2017 (Buendia Food by the Court, Makati City)
Last Chance Qualifier and Finals - May 27, 2017 (Nagtahan Bridge Court, Pasig River, Manila)