Despite failing to reach the knockout playoffs of the 2019 Sukhbaatar Challenger, a member of Isabela City Chooks-to-Go was still able to bring home gold.
Streaky shooter Franky Johnson won the two-point shootout, upsetting hometown favorite Ulzii-Orshikh Myagmarsuren in the finale, 14-12, Saturday.
This is the first time a Filipino has won the two-point shootout event in a Challenger.
Besides the historic feat, the Filipino-American guard — who traces his roots to Ilocos del Sur — pocketed MNT (Mongolian Tugrik) 1,000,000.
Isabela City managed to figure in a three-way tie in the stacked Pool A of the tournament’s main draw.
However, both Novi Sad and Ventspils Ghetto totaled 40 points in their two games played to advance to the playoffs on Saturday. Isabela City only ended up with 35 in this tournament, which serves as a qualifier for the 2019 Jeddah Masters.
Isabela City Chooks will earn 60 points for the fourth leg of the 2019 Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3×3 Magiting Cup, presented by Coca-Cola.
Jaja Santiago sends 10 jerseys to Morado’s drive
INC opens Philippine Arena as ‘mega-quarantine facility’
Sammy Acaylar does part to help COVID-19 frontliners
Chatri wants to see dream bout between ONE’s Xiong vs UFC’s Zhang
Louis Gamban brings ‘Perpetual swag’ to UP
Josafat erupts for 32, lifts UE Red Warriors past UP in UAAP 82
OWS alum Lito Adiwang meeting Rich Franklin’s high expectations
Beau Belga to join UST Growling Tigers coaching staff
Makati survives Ablaza injury, San Juan to force MPBL North Game Three
Robles, Custodio take over Basilan, lift Davao Occi to MPBL South do-or-die
Collado’s clutch swat completes Basilan’s conquest of Davao Occi in MPBL South Finals
Clarito, San Juan overwhelm Makati, move on verge of MPBL Finals return
- Basketball5 days ago
Athletes promote reading books to kids during ECQ
- News4 days ago
Sta. Lucia Lady Realtors join mounting list of players in helping Morado’s cause
- MPBL5 days ago
Manny Pacquiao counters Dasma association’s request
- Beach Volleyball4 days ago
Creamline BVT provides encouragement, safety reminders amid COVID-19 crisis