Abueva, Romeo shine on their quarterfinals match up in FIBA 3×3 Manila Masters
Manila Teams won their quarterfinals match to meet on semi-finals of FIBA3x3 World Tour Manila Masters in front of Robinsons Place Manila massive crowd today, while Terrence Romeo bagged the three-point shootout trophy of the tournament.
Manila North survived the one-two punch of Team Kobe’s Devaughn Washington and Nykia Williams, 21-19.
The highly physical game started with fouls involving Kenji Hilke, Vic Manuel and Troy Rosario. Calvin Abueva scored the first four and followed by National University star Rosario’s three, to give a 7-6 lead. Washington and Williams carried the team from Japan with combined 17 points.
The Beast sealed the win after blocking the tying-shot of Washington, then making the game-winning teardrop at the buzzer. The Alaska Aces forward finished with team-high nine points while Gilas-cadet Rosario with six.
Manila West outscored the Chinese Basketball Association’s professional players, 21-19. Terrence Romeo scored 11 and a game-winning assist to Rey Guevarra.
“I’m super motivated to defend my title,” Global Port scoring guard said after scoring league-high 20 points in Day 1.
Team Longshi tried to explore the post, attacking Romeo’s defense but Aldrech Ramos provided 7 points off the bench that helped to seal a semi-finals spot against the Manila North.
The Beast leads the charge to dethrone the FIBA 3×3 Manila Masters champion
Manila North dethroned the FIBA 3×3 World Tour Manila Masters champion Manila West behind the heroics of Alaska Aces forwards, 21-18.
Terrence Romeo carried the defending champs with 12, scoring five twos, but had a limited help from his teammates. Alaska Aces players Calvin Abueva and Vic Manuel manned the 10-7 finishing kick, scoring 10 and 6 respectively.
The close game tied four times before Manila North accelerated from 11-11 to get the finals ticket against Novisad Alwahda from UAE who demolished their way to top, beating Auckland 21-10 and Doha 21-13.
Manila North struggles as UAE team sweeps their Manila Masters tournament, 14-21
FIBA 3×3’s ranked number one team swept their Manila Masters tournament after a win against Manila North, 21-14.
Novisad Alwahda from UAE, whose players are Serbians, made seven-straight baskets to give them early 7-1 lead, before the game became chippy. Marko Savic elbowed Karl Dehesa, and then Calvin Abueva gave a hard foul to Dusan Domovic Bulut.
Bulut and Dejan Majstorovic, world’s number one and two 3×3 players, scored eight apiece to lead their team. Bulut scored all his baskets from the charity line, before sinking the game-winning fade-away jumpshot.
Vic Manuel led the Filipinos with six, while Abueva and Troy Rosario both with four.
Both teams will play on FIBA 3×3 World Championships in Abu Dhabi, UAE on October 15.
Rey Guevarra bagged the Slam Dunk Trophy after winning with one point lead against Porter “What’s Gravity” Maberry, while his teammate Terrence Romeo became the three-point shootout king of the tournament. Manila West finished third after losing to Manila North in semi-finals.