#3x3WC: Pogoy after bitter loss to Canada: "Para sakin na sana pero kinuha nila sa akin"

Paul Lintag on Jun 11, 2018 09:29 PM
#3x3WC: Pogoy:
Down seven against the unbeaten Canadians, Pogoy caught fire from deep, single-handedly carrying Gilas Pilipinas in the must-win game.

BOCAUE, Bulacan --- RR Pogoy's FIBA 3x3 World Cup moment was there for the taking.

Sadly, the Canadians managed to snatch it away at the last second.

Down seven against the unbeaten Canadians, Pogoy caught fire from deep, single-handedly carrying Gilas Pilipinas in the must-win game.

Pogoy's hot shooting gave the Philippines an 18-16 lead with a minute to go and after Canada recovered to take a one-point advantage in the dying seconds, RR got final chance to win the game for the Philippines.

It wasn't meant to be as a heavily-contested two-point attempt missed at the buzzer.

The loss ultimately eliminated Gilas Pililipinas from the tournament.

"Sayang lang talaga yung Canada," Pogoy said.

"Kasi para sakin na sana pero kinuha nila sa akin," he added.

Despite the bitter loss, Pogoy says there's so much to learn in this 3x3 stint for Gilas Pilipinas.

And if given the opportunity again, he'd like to put those lessons into actions.

"Dapat matuto tayo sa experience na yun kasi kami ‘yung first timer. Dami din mga bagong rules," Pogoy said.

"Pinapanood namin yung game against Canada. Talagang nasayangan talaga kami pero yun talaga eh. May nananalo, may natatalo, first timer kami. Di pa kami masyado sanay sa 3X3. Siguro dapat matuto kami sa tournament na ito kasi may ibang tournament pa. Next time," he added.

 

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