The Philippines were eliminated in the quarterfinals of the FIBA 3×3 U18 World Cup by the eventual champions, Belgium. Team Philippines with Juan Gomez De Liaño, AJ Edu, Rhayyan Amsali and Encho Serrano tried to pull off an upset. They were tied 12-12 late in the contest before a three-pointer turned the tide the Belgians’ way.
This is the first time the Philippines U18 made it this far in the tournament. They are the only Asian team to make it to the quarterfinals.
Here is a recap of the Philippines run to the quarterfinals, showcasing Gomez De Liaño’s smooth game, Edu’s improving post game, Amsali’s gritty inside presence and Serrano’s explosive scoring.
Photo from FIBA.com