MANILA, Philippines—Almond Vosotros’ outing was not sufficient because the Gilas Pilipinas 3×3 group misplaced to Qatar, 21-18 and bowed out of the Fiba Asia Cup 2023 in Singapore on Friday.
After ending with solely 4 factors within the squad’s prior loss to Iran, 14-11, Vosotros waxed scorching with 9 factors however on a shedding effort for the Philippines.
Gilas was down 15-8, earlier than turning to Vosotros who performed an enormous position within the squad’s game-tying 10-3 blitz that put the match at an 18-all impasse.
However Souley Ndour took issues into his personal palms to energy Qatar to the victory with three straight factors, together with the game-winning free throw to ship Gilas packing.
Ndour completed with a close to double-double of 13 factors and eight rebounds.
Following Vosotros within the Philippines’ scoring division is Samboy De Leon with 5 and Jorey Napoles with three. Brandon Bates measly scored a marker.
With the early elimination, Gilas will end worse than their fourth-place ending in final yr’s meet.
Qatar, however, will probably be advancing to the open’s fundamental draw.
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