Gilas Men 3×3 move closer to quarterfinals spot
Published on September 27, 2023

Gilas Pilipinas Men 3×3 continued their unblemished run in the 19th Asian Games Basketball 3×3 event with a 21-15 victory over Hong Kong Wednesday at Hangzhou, China. 

Bismarck Lina and John Rey Pasaol had their best scoring outputs to lead the Philippines with seven points each. Justine Sanchez contributed four points while Bryan Sajonia added three points. 

Clinging to a two-point lead after Hong Kong made a 3-0 run, Gilas answered with four straight points capped off by a shot from Sanchez, producing an 18-12 advantage with less than a minute remaining. 

Pasaol finished the game from the free throw line with seven seconds left on the clock. 

The Philippines improved to 3-0 in Pool A and will look to sweep the pool round against Mongolia on Friday at 4:20 PM, guaranteeing a seat in the quarterfinals.