ABL 3×3: Juan Gomez de Liano, Platinum Karaoke barge in the quarter-finals


Juan Gomez of Liano from Platinum Karaoke. ABL PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — Team Philippines Platinum Karaoke were unstoppable on day one of the Asean Basketball League 3×3 International Champions Cup Men’s Division as they swept Pool C in dominant fashion on Saturday at Bali, Indonesia.

Juan Gomez de Liano, Marcus Hammonds, Chris De Chavez and Carlos Martinez dominated their way to the quarter-finals scheduled for Sunday.

De Liano and Co. kicked off their campaign with a 21-4 outburst of Bali United of Indonesia and completed the sweep with a 21-2 annihilation of Cambodia’s Khmer Stars.

After a dazzling start in Pool C, Platinum Karaoke will await the winner of Indonesia’s Ahmedabad 3BL and Saigon Heat, who will face off for a place in the quarter-finals.

The other Filipino team Zamboanga Valientes fell 0-2 in Pool D, losing to Patriots A of Indonesia, 21-12, and Sniperx of Thailand, 21-8.

Zamboanga, comprised of Jojo Cunanan, RJ Arga, Jeff Bernardo and David Sebastian, have a chance to advance to the quarters as they take on Bali United on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Uratex Dream failed to reach the Women’s Division semi-finals after losing two of their three Pool A matches.

The Philippine women’s team, consisting of Kaye Pingol, Tina Deacon, Sam Harada and Eunique Chan, failed to build on their momentum from their campaign-opening 18-15 win over Team Lions as they succumbed at VN Red & Gold, 18-15, and was ousted by Louvre Indonesia, 22-14.

Uratex failed to reach the semi-finals finishing third with VN Red & Gold taking Pool B runners-up Delhi 3BL, while Louvre Indonesia faced Pool B Elite placing runners-up on Sunday.


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