FIBA 3x3: Rivero goes down to injury as Gilas lays winless in first day of Asia Cup

Paul Lintag on May 22, 2019 04:00 PM
FIBA 3x3: Rivero injured as Gilas winless in Day 1
The Philippines lost to Thailand (11-14) and Qatar (17-21) in group play Wednesday. (FIBA)

Gilas Pilipinas goes down early in the 2019 FIBA 3x3 Asia Cup qualifiers in Changsha, China.

The Philippines lost to Thailand (11-14) and Qatar (17-21) Wednesday, with the Gilas boys playing with only three players left against the Qataris after Ricci Rivero went down with a sprained ankle in the opening game.

With a 0-2 mark and only 28 points, Gilas is on the brink of elimination as only one team per group will move on. The Philippines wrap up preliminary play against Iran and Samoa Thursday.

In women’s action, Gilas had a rousing start as Janine Pontejos and co. demolished Samoa, 21-1.

Gilas women will end the first day against Taipei before facing Vanuatu tomorrow.

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