FIBA 3x3 World Cup Day 4: Dominant Serbia cruises to men's quarterfinals

Camille B. Naredo, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 11 2018 09:05 PM

Led by Dusan Bulut, Serbia rolled cruised to the quarterfinals of the FIBA 3x3 World Cup. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

BOCAUE, Bulacan – Defending champion Serbia won all its games in the pool play to advance to the quarterfinals of the 2018 FIBA 3x3 Basketball World Cup.

Also qualifying to the last 8 are last year's runners-up, the Netherlands, along with Canada and Mongolia.

The quarterfinal match-ups are as follows: Serbia vs. Mongolia, Latvia vs. Poland, Slovenia vs. Ukraine, and Canada vs. Netherlands.

Here are the results of the men's games at the Philippine Arena

Netherlands 21, Romania 11

The Netherlands bolstered its chances of advancing to the quarterfinals by routing Romania in the first game of the day. Jesper Jobse paced the Dutch with 11 points.

New Zealand 20, Kyrgyzstan 15

New Zealand got its first win in Pool A by outlasting Kyrgyzstan. Sam Timmins led the way with 14 points on nine makes from close range as well as five free throws.

Serbia 21, Romania 12

Defending champion Serbia continued to roll through pool play, this time dismantling Romania. Dusan Bulut scored eight points, while Marko Savic added six as Serbia inched closer to a quarterfinals spot.

Netherlands 21, New Zealand 15

The Netherlands completed their group round campaign with a victory over New Zealand, giving them a 3-1 win-loss slate at the end of pool play. Aron Roije got the job done for the Dutch, scoring 11 points, while Jesper Jobse added seven markers.

Serbia 21, Kyrgyzstan 9

Serbia completed a sweep of Pool A with another dominant win over Kyrgyzstan. Every player contributed for the defending champions, with Mark Savic and Stefan Stojacic contributing six points each, while Dejan Majstorovic scored five and Dusan Bulut adding four. With the win, Serbia secured a spot in the quarterfinals.

Mongolia 21, Russia 18

Mongolia bolstered its chances of advancing to the quarterfinals by stunning third-seeded Russia, 21-18. Delgernyam Davaasambuu paced the 11th-seeded Mongolians with eight points, while Dulguun Enkhbat added six. It was Mongolia's second win in Pool C.

Mongolia 19, Brazil 16

Mongolia secured a spot in the quarterfinals with a come-from-behind win over Brazil. Trailing most of the way, the Mongolians worked their way back behind Delgernyam Davaasambuu, who had nine points. They finished their campaign in Pool C with a 3-1 record.

Canada 22, Brazil 4

Canada completed a sweep of Pool C with a huge victory over Brazil. Steve Sir and Michael Lieffers were dominant, scoring eight points each. Lieffers, in particular, was unstoppable as he scored six points inside the paint.

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