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MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Team Canada frustrated Gilas Pilipinas, 20-19, in the FIBA 3×3 World Cup 2018 on Monday, June 11, at the Philippine Arena.
Canada and Mongolia advance to the quarterfinals from Pool C. Mongolia’s 21-18 win over Russia proved to be crucial in putting them at second place in the pool.
Roger Pogoy led Gilas Pilipinas with 10 points followed by Christian Standhardinger with 4.
In the last 3 seconds of the game, Michael Linklater’s dagger layup canceled Pogoy’s efforts which included back-to-back two-pointers that tied the score at 16-16 with 1:23 left on the clock.
Philippines claimed the lead when Pogoy drew a foul from foul-troubled Canada which saw him sink two freebies that gave Gilas the 18-16 lead.
Before the KaTropa’s outburst, Gilas trailed 2-9 in the last 5:39 of the game.
Philippines stands at 1-2 in the men’s Pool C.
The nationals will go against eliminated Russia in its last game of the tournament later at 6:40pm.
“We’re sorry, but we will try to go out and win the last game for its [Philippines] people,” said Gilas 3×3 head coach Ronnie Magsanoc.
CANADA (20) — Linklater 9, Lieffers 5, Bucknor 5, Sir 1.
PHILIPPINES (19) — Pogoy 10, Standhardinger 4, Pringle 3, Rosario 2.