MANILA. Philippines – Chico Lanete and Manila Chooks survived Zaisan MMC Energy, 21-19 (7:25), to barge into the quarterfinals of the 2022 Chooks-to-Go Fiba 3×3 World Tour Manila Masters Saturday at Ayala Malls Manila Bay.
The 42-year-old veteran powered the house group with 12 factors together with two clutch free throws with 2:34 left that helped his facet full the quarterfinals scheduled for Sunday at 4:00 p.m.
Lanete scored Manila’s final 5 factors, placing on the ending blows to a fightback sparked by Dennis Santos.
Santos scored three of his 4 factors trim a four-point deficit to only one, 17-16, with 3:26 to play earlier than his senior took over.
Nigerian slotman Henry Iloka completed with 5 factors and 6 rebounds for Manila, which clinched the second seed in Pool D with a 1-1 document.
Manila Chooks will face Sansar MMC Energy within the quarterfinals. The Mongolian group is the no. 1 seed in Pool B with an ideal 2-0 document.
The event is a most degree FIBA 3×3 event that has a $122,000 (P6,375,415) prize pool with $40,000 (P2,090,300) going to the champion.
Meanwhile, world no. 3 Liman will lock horns with Cebu Chooks as the highest group in Pool C takes on the second-ranked group of Pool A.
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