Philippines wins 3-on-3 basketball title in Bangkok

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THE Philippine team captured the FIBA Asia 3×3 Under-18 basketball Championships in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday night after winning over India, powerhouse teams China and Japan.

The Philippine squad of former national youth team stalwarts Arvin Tolentino and Prince Rivero as well as second-generation players Kobe Paras and Thirdy Ravena, defeated India in the championship round (21-19).

The Filipinos defeated Japan, 21-18, in the quarterfinals and upset China (22-18) in the semifinals.

JOSEF RAMOS


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