MANILA, Philippines—The Gilas Pilipinas’ 3×3 Girls’s staff superior to the Fiba Asia Cup 2023 match quarterfinals on Saturday.
Gilas Girls edged Iran, 16-13, in Pool A motion behind Janine Pontejos’s nerves of metal.
With Gilas main by only one, 14-13, Pontejos sank a well timed basket that prolonged the Philippines’ result in three with solely 14 seconds remaining.
Pontejos completed with six factors whereas Khate Castillo helped the successful trigger with 5 to her title.
Nonetheless, the Philippines’ win over Iran was not the important thing consider serving to them advance to the subsequent spherical.
Earlier within the day, Gilas bowed to China in a lopsided affair, 19-10, which gave them a 1-1 report to finish the pool matchups.
China then defeated Iran, 21-12, to present Gilas an open path to the quarterfinals. Iran dropped to a 0-2 report.
The three×3 squad will head to the knockout spherical the place it faces New Zealand, the most effective staff from Pool C, on Sunday.
The nation’s males’s representatives have bowed out of the tournament after a pair of losses.
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