MANILA. Philippines – Chico Lanete and Manila Chooks survived Zaisan MMC Energy, 21-19 (7:25), to advance to the quarterfinals of Saturday’s Chooks-to-Go Fiba 3 × 3 World Tour Manila Masters at Ayala Malls Manila Bay .
The 42-year-old veteran helped the home team score 12 points, including two clutch free throws with a 2:34 left that helped his team complete the quarter-finals scheduled for 4:00 p.m. Sunday. Japan.
Lanete scored the last five points for Manila, hitting the ball in the face of resistance sparked by Dennis Santos.
Santos scored three of his four points, reducing the four-point deficit to just one, 17-16, with 3:26 to play before his senior took over.
Nigerian pitcher Henry Iloka finished with 5 points and 6 rebounds for Manila to win the second seed in Group D with a 1-1 record.
Manila Chooks will face Sansar MMC Energy in the quarterfinals. Team Mongolia is not. 1 seed in group B with a perfect 2-0 record.
The tournament is a maximum level 3×3 FIBA tournament with a total prize pool of $122,000 (P6,375,415) with $40,000 (P2,090,300) going to the champion.
Meanwhile, the world does not. 3 Liman will lock horns with Cebu Chooks as the top team of Group C plays against the second place team of Group A.
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