Philippines caps off 3x3 World Cup stint with a big win
Paul Lintag on Jun 21, 2017 03:38 AM
Kiefer Ravena scored the Philippines' final bucket as the team wrapped up the 2017 FIBA 3x3 World Cup with an even 2-2 record. (FIBA)
The Chooks-Pilipinas 3x3 team started the 2017 FIBA 3x3 World Cup with a win and they ended it with a win as well.
Led by Kiefer Ravena and Jeron Teng, the Philippines beat El Salvador, 21-14, Tuesday [Wednesday, PHL time] to wrap up pool play in Nantes, France.
With 19-year-old Kobe Paras struggling a little bit and JR Quinahan doing his best work earlier in the game, the UAAP duo took over late for the 3x3 national team with Teng scoring three straight to put the Philippines on top, 19-14.
Looking to avoid a collapse, Ravena then finished things off with a booming outside shot for the final tally as the Chooks-Pilipinas crew finished with a 2-2 record, good for third place in Pool B but not quite good enough to advance in the next round.
No. 2 Slovenia and hosts France made it to the quarterfinals from Pool B.
The Philippines had a big debut in Nantes Sunday [Monday, PHL time] after beating Romania, 21-15. However, the Pinoys struggled against France and Slovenia before ultimately bouncing back against overmatched El Salvador.
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