3x3WC: Gilas vents frustrations on Russia and scores dominant win
Paul Lintag on Jun 11, 2018 07:53 PM
Troy Rosario got his time to shine as Gilas Pilipinas dominates Russia to end the 2018 FIBA 3x3 World Cup.
BOCAUE, Bulacan --- Gilas Pilipinas at least ends the 2018 FIBA 3x3 World Cup on a high note.
The Philippines vented its frustrations on Russia, scoring a convincing 19-12 win Monday at the Philippine Arena here.
After a narrow one-point loss to Canada earlier in the day that caused their elimination, Gilas went off against the third-seede Russians.
With Troy Rosario clicking from deep, the Philippines jumped to a commanding 16-4 lead. That was pretty much it as Russia never really got close until the final buzzer.
Stanley Pringle was also sensational for Gilas and he actually led the team in scoring with nine points. Rosario added eight, all from two-point territory, while RR Pogoy finished with two points.
Victor Pavlenko got six points for Russia.
The Philippines ended the World Cup with a 2-2 record, third in Pool C. The teams that advanced to the quarterfinals from that group are Canada and Mongolia, the two teams that beat Gilas Pilipinas.
"I think it's a little bitter you know? For me it's bitter. I'm happy we won two games but we should ahve won against Canada and we should've won against Mongolia," Christian Standhardinger said.
"I hope we stay together, and we can make some history with this group," he added.
With pool play over, the official quarterfinals bracket in the men's division will have defending champion Serbia vs. Mongolia, Latvia vs. Poland, Slovenia vs. Ukraine, and Canada vs. the Netherlands.
In women's play, defending champion Russia draws Czech Republic while no. 1 China is set for a showdown against no. 3 Hungary. Spain will take on France and the United States will face Italy.
PHILIPPINES 19 — Pringle 9, Rosario 8, Pogoy 2, Standhardinger 0.
RUSSIA 12 — Pavlenko 6, Korshakov 4, Dybovskii 1, Alexandrov 1.
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