FIBA 3X3 World Tour: Lanete saves day for Manila Chooks TM


Posted at Mar 26 2021 09:47 PM | Updated as of Mar 26 2021 11:05 PM


(UPDATED) Chico Lanete drilled the game winner in the dying seconds as Manila Chooks TM stunned host team Doha, 21-20, in the FIBA 3X3 World Tour Doha Masters at the Al Gharafa Sports Complex on Friday. 

The victory improved the team record, 1-1, in the qualifying draw. However, it was not enough to take Lanete, Mac Tallo, Zachary Huang, and Dennis Santos, to the main draw of the competition as Austria's Graz topped the group with a 2-0 record and marched to the next round.

The Pinoys earlier bowed to the bigger Austrians, 22-17.

It was a close game against Doha all throughout, until the host team managed to put up a 19-17 lead near the end of regulation.
But back-to-back baskets by Tallo tied the count 19-all and forced the game into OT.

Doha momentarily seized the lead 20-19, but a persistent Lanete followed up a blocked shot and connected from long distance in the fading seconds of the match to take the victory for the Filipinos.

In the following game, Graz gave Doha a beatdown and advanced to the main draw.


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