Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times

3x3 Basketball

Ricci Rivero, Team Pilipinas end 3×3 U23 campaign on high note

Though the Philippines had no chance to advance to the next round, Ricci Rivero and the Gilas U23 3×3 squad made sure to leave Xi’an, China with a win.

Friday evening, the Philippines stunned China, 21-15, to end their campaign with an even 2-2 record.

The Philippines went 0-2 on opening day, losing 14-21 to Slovenia and 16-21 to Serbia. The young Pinoys bounced back on Day 3, opening the day with a 21-8 win over Turkmenistan.

However, with this being China’s first loss in Pool C, the hosts and Slovenia advance to the next round.

Rivero provided the spark for the Philippines, scoring the go-ahead basket early. Together with RJ Abarrientos, the Philippines would take the lead late, 17-13.

China tried to fight back, cutting the lead down to just three, but Abarrientos made sure to hold them off, capped by a long two-ball to seal the win.

Abarrientos had 10 points in the game, while Rivero added seven.

The Scores:

Philippines 21 — Abarrientos 10, Rivero 7, Amsali 3, Faundo 1.

China 15 — Jiang 10, Gu 3, Zheng 2, Li 0.

#ReadMore  Project Ethan Kirkness commits to UP
Written By

You May Also Like


Just like everyone else, Daegu KOGAS’s SJ Belangel and Ulsan Hyundai’s RJ Abarrientos were surprised that Rhenz Abando signed with Anyang KGC. Even if...


When Far Eastern University faced UAAP rival De La Salle University in its first outing in the 15th FilOil EcoOil Preseason Cup, the absence...

2021 FIBA Asia Cup

One of the three hosts of the 2023 FIBA World Cup will not be able to field a team in the global meet. Indonesia’s...

2021 FIBA Asia Cup

JAKARTA – RJ Abarrientos assured that he’s all fit to play as Gilas Pilipinas takes on India to shoot for its first win in...

3x3 Basketball

Gilas Pilipinas 3×3’s stand against a young China fell short, bowing 18-20, in the bronze medal match of the 2022 FIBA 3×3 Asia Cup,...

3x3 Basketball

Facing a world-class team for the first time in the 2022 FIBA 3×3 Asia Cup, Gilas Pilipinas 3×3 were given a lesson. The PBA...

2021 FIBA Asia Cup

Rhenz Abando will be the 13th man for Gilas Pilipinas in the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup. The 6-foot-2 NCAA Most Valuable Player was the...

2021 FIBA Asia Cup

China suffered a tough blow leading up to the 2022 FIBA Asia Cup. Per reports, Zhou Qi and several members of the team tested...