Gilas 3×3 ends Olympic bid, goes 0-4 in Fiba qualifying tilt


Gilas Pilipinas vs Dominican Republic in the Fiba OQT tournament. FIBA.BASKETBALL

MANILA, Philippines—The Philippines ended its Tokyo hopes after suffering an upset to Dominican Republic, 22-11, in its third game in the Fiba 3×3 Olympic Qualifying Tournament Friday at Graz’ Main Square in Austria.

Gilas Pilipinas needed to sweep its remaining two games, and rely on Qatar to lose its remaining matches, to advance to the knockout rounds but the loss to the Dominican Republic sealed its exit from the tournament.

The Filipinos, ranked 14 in the event, also lost their final game, absorbing a narrow defeat to France, 15-14, in the team’s first match that had the time expire.

They bowed out of the OQT with a 0-4 record while France, the no.6 team, improved to 3-0 and will next face Qatar in its final game of the group…

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