THE Manila Chooks pulled off all the stops in the endgame to emerge victorious over Ludhiana INBL, 21-17, in the qualifying draw of the Chooks-to-Go 3x3 Cebu Masters on Saturday afternoon at the SM Seaside City Cebu Mountain Wing.
It was a close game with Manila Chooks ahead by just two, 17-15. However, Ludhiana tied it all up at 17-all with a long two-pointer. Sensing trouble, Manila Chooks’ big man Henry Iloka took over, scoring on a slam dunk while getting fouled.
With Ludhiana in the penalty situation, Iloka also sank two free-throws to put Manila Chooks ahead, 20-17. After getting a stop, Iloka then finished the game off, scoring inside off a great pocket pass by veteran guard Chico Lañete.
Only one team will advance to the main draw of the tournament, joining Pool D.
Manila 21 - Iloka 10, Holmqvist 5, Lanete 5, Santos 1.
Ludhiana 17 - Ludhiana 6, Singh 6, Sandhu 5, Karan 0.
Time: 9:18 (Iloka)
CEBU. Henry Iloka celebrates the win. (Ronex Tolin)
October 01, 2022
- A A +
SunStar website welcomes friendly debate, but comments posted on this site do not necessarily reflect the views of the SunStar management and its affiliates. SunStar reserves the right to delete, reproduce, or modify comments posted here without notice. Posts that are inappropriate will automatically be deleted.
Do not use obscenity. Some words have been banned. Stick to the topic. Do not veer away from the discussion. Be coherent. Do not shout or use CAPITAL LETTERS!