Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times
FIBA 3×3 World Cup Philippines vs. Canada – Pogoy-0752
FIBA 3×3 World Cup Philippines vs. Canada – Pogoy-0752

2018 FIBA 3X3 World Cup

Canada eliminates Roger Pogoy, Gilas 3×3 in thriller

Against a boisterous Filipino crowd, Michael Linklater remained poised, handing Gilas Pilipinas 3×3 a tough, 20-19 loss, Monday afternoon.

Down to a 1-2 record in Pool D, the Philippines is now eliminated from contention in the 2018 FIBA 3X3 World Cup. But the Filipinos showed that they can keep up against one of the world’s best.

Down 2-9 midway through the game, Roger Pogoy and Christian Standhardinger rallied the Filipinos back. Moreover, the Filipinos locked in on Day 2 leading scorer Steve Sir, limiting him to just a point in the game.

Michael Linklater furiously drove to the lanes and connected on buckets to keep Gilas 3×3 at bay, but Pogoy was just too hot to handle. The product of FEU scored six points in a 6-1 run capped by two free throws with 1:14 left to give the Philippines its first taste of the lead.

Jermaine Bucknor scored on a bucket to cut the lead to just a solitary point with 47 ticks remaining, while a Linklater two-ball gave Canada the lead, 16 seconds later.

Needing a bucket, Standhardinger barreled his way to the paint and scored a tough lay-in to tie the contest. However, Linklater was cold-blooded, scoring on a lay-up to give Canada the lead.

A Pogoy desperation two missed its intended target to seal the fate of the Philippines.

“We are sorry. We will try to go out and win this one (last game against Russia) for these people,” was all that coach Ronnie Magsanoc could say.

The Philippines will still face Russia to end the elimination round at 7:00pm. Canada, on the other hand, advances to the next stage of the tournament.

The Scores:

#ReadMore  Late Ben Tolete strike ensures Ilocos United, JPV-Marikina share points, frustration

CAN 20 — Linklater 9, Lieffers 5, Bucknor 5, Sir 1.

PHI 19 — Pogoy 10, Standhardinger 4, Pringle 3, Rosario 2.

Written By

Tiebreaker Times Logo

You May Also Like


Roger Pogoy has suffered one too many heartbreaks at the hands of San Miguel that he simply didn’t want to go through that kind...


TNT is returning to the PBA Philippine Cup Finals after taking down a hard-lucked San Miguel Beer, 97-79, in Game Seven of the semis,...


A full-force TNT clobbered San Miguel Beer, 110-90, to take Game Five of their 2021 Honda PBA Philippine Cup semifinal series, Wednesday evening at...


There were no let-ups this time around as TNT dominated San Miguel, 115-98, to take a 2-1 lead in the 2021 Honda PBA Philippine...


Marcio Lassiter finally had the ending he wanted as he towed San Miguel past TNT, 98-96, to tie their Honda PBA Philippine Cup semifinal...


Roger Pogoy pulled off the biggest stop of the evening to help TNT prevent San Miguel Beer from stealing their thunder in the opening...


TNT head coach Chot Reyes lauded the extra effort of his wards to make Kelly Williams’ absence easier to deal with in Game One...


TNT banked on defense in the endgame to survive San Miguel, 89-88, to win their 2021 Honda PBA Philippine Cup best-of-seven semifinal opener, Sunday...