The reign continues.
Serbia’s reign as the best 3×3 federation in the world has extended to three years, as the cagers from the Balkan region defeated Netherlands yet again, 16-13, in the FIBA 3X3 World Cup 2018 Final, Monday at the Philippine Arena.
The Serbians have been familiar with their Dutch counterparts for some time now. The two European squads have faced each other in the 2017 edition’s finals held in France, and that bout went in favor of Serbia, 21-18.
Serbia has now won their fourth gold medal in five 3×3 World Cups.
Unlike last year’s encounter, this final was a low-scoring, back-and-forth affair. But the Serbians simply had more experience under their belts, and that played a huge part in the game’s closing moments.
From an 11-all deadlock with just 1:29 remaining in the bout, the trio of Stefan Stojacic, Marko Savic, and Dusan Bulut joined forces and scored Serbia’s final five points to pull away from the Dutch’s clutches for good.
Bulut led Serbia with seven points. Stojacic had four, while Savic made three.
SRB 16 — Bulut 7, Stojacic 4, Savic 3, Majstorovic 2.
NED 13 — Jobse 6, Van Vilsteren 4, Van der Horst 3, Roije 0.
Kevin Ferrer sees CJ Cansino as future King Tiger
Atoy Co’s future in Mapua remains in the air
Kevin Murphy slapped with just 5K bill as F1 call stands; Henry Walker handed 21K tab
Cedric Pelayo gets triumphant send-off as Mapua ends campaign with conquest of Arellano
Kai Sotto eyed by various European ball clubs, says foreign agent
Possible triple-tower combination for fifth window excites Greg Slaughter
SOURCES: Josh Reyes out as Batang Gilas head coach
Dave Ildefonso responds to Tab Baldwin: ‘I think I made the right decision’
- AdU4 days ago
6 teams open inaugural PSL Collegiate Grand Slam
- News2 days ago
Alyssa Valdez on clutch teammate: ‘Sino bang hindi nagtitiwala kay Jia Morado’
- ADMU2 days ago
Good thing Sandy Arespacochaga picked up Adrian Wong’s tooth
- ADMU2 days ago
Kat Tolentino lets game do the talking against Flora, Adamson