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
(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.
RIGA GHETTO 21 -- Lasmanis 7, Cavars 5, Strelnieks 5, Miezis 4.
PASIG CHOOKS 15 -- Munzon 5, Statham 5, Tsagarakis 5, Pavlovic 0.