Pasig Chooks puts up a fight, still bows to world no. 3 in FIBA 3x3 Doha

ABS-CBN Sports on Apr 20, 2019 09:17 AM
Pasig Chooks puts up a fight, still bows to world no. 3
(Photo courtesy of Chooks Pilipinas 3x3)

Pasig Chooks could not replicate the success of Balanga against Riga Ghetto yesterday, falling to the no. 3 squad in the world, 15-21, to bow out of the 2019 FIBA 3X3 World Tour Masters in Doha, Friday (Philippine time).

Unlike their dominant Pool A showing that saw the reigning Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3 President's Cup champion blast Katara 21-14 and eke out a 19-16 win over Liman, Pasig was out of sync in this contest.

With the game knotted at 13-all, Pasig could not stop the inside game of Riga as Arturs Streinkis sparked a quick 4-0 spurt.

The loss wasted Frenchman Angelo Tsagarakis' five-point outing, a point more than his total output during pool play.

Munzon and Statham finished with five markers each.

Lasmanis led Riga with seven points.

BOX SCORES

RIGA GHETTO 21 -- Lasmanis 7, Cavars 5, Strelnieks 5, Miezis 4.

PASIG CHOOKS 15 -- Munzon 5, Statham 5, Tsagarakis 5, Pavlovic 0.

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