first_imgLATEST STORIES But Gilas Pilipinas, seeded 15th in the event, made most of the second day of competition, kicking it off a 21-19 thriller over Iran courtesy of RJ Abarrientos’ explosion.Abarrientos scored 18 of the Philippines’ points including the buzzer-beater that sunk the Iranians.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics RJ Abarrientos is Gilas’ star in Day 2 of Fiba 3×3 Asia Cup. Photo from FibaMANILA, Philippines—-After a winless first day, Gilas Pilipinas bounced back with a couple of victories on Thursday, but still failed to get a ride to the next round of the Fiba 3×3 Asia Cup in Changsan, China.The Filipinos wound up in second place of Qualifying Draw A with a 2-2 record, but only the top team in the group will advance to the main draw with that distinction belonging to undefeated Qatar.ADVERTISEMENT The Filipinos played without substitutions as Ricci Rivero remained out of commission after suffering an ankle injury on Wednesday.Ali Allahverdi and Amirhossein Azari had six points apiece for Iran.Abarrientos once again lit up the scoreboard for the Filipinos, putting up 14 points to lead them to the 22-15 victory over Samoa to cap off their campaign.Rhayyan Amsali had six points while Barkley Eboña added two to help Abarrientos’ outburst.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss After losing both games yesterday, The Philippines went undefeated on their second day of competition 💪 at the #3x3Asia 🏆 pic.twitter.com/cRaiEXuevb— FIBA3x3 (@FIBA3x3) May 23, 2019 Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Ben Simmons, Patty Mills in star-studded Boomers squad for FIBA World Cup View commentslast_img

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