Delhi team wins 2nd leg of Patriot’s Cup

first_imgCONTRIBUTED PHOTOMANILA, Philippines—VetHealth-Delhi 3BL showed great poise in the crucial moments to take home first place the second leg of the 2019 Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3×3 Patriot’s Cup.The world No. 15 squad needed a game-winner from Kiran Shastri to outlast Phenom-Basilan Steel, 21-20 (3:36), Sunday at SM Fairview Events Center.ADVERTISEMENT “It was a hard fought tournament. Really excited to be here,” said Shastri, the 62nd-ranked player in the world. “It was a good win for us and we’re really proud of the way we played.”Down, 19-20, with under four minutes left in the game, Bikramjit Gill found a wide-open Shastri for the game-winning deuce.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“Our opponents were great and we just tried to win,” said Shastri, who had eight points in the game.Basilan drew a fiery performance from Franky Johnson to start the game, as the Fil-American guard scored 12 of its first 16 points for a three-point lead with 5:13 left before the two sides went tit-for-tat in the next two minutes. A 2-pointer by Roosevelt Adams put Basilan on the hill, 20-19, before Shastri delivered the clincher.Indian national team member AJ Gill added seven points for VetHealth-Delhi.Besides bringing home P 100,000, VetHealth-Delhi closed in on Gold’s Gym-Pasig in the standings.The Kings, who will miss the third leg as they will join the Poitiers Challenger in France from July 6 to 7, remain on top with 170 points. VetHealth-Delhi and Phenom-Basilan are tied in second with 160 points. Wilkins-Balanga completes the top four with 130 points.ADVERTISEMENT This was the first-ever leg in league history that did not feature either Pasig or Balanga in the finals as the former lost to Basilan, 20-18, while the latter fell to Delhi, 22-15 (1:43).In the side events, Shastri retained his Coca-Cola Two-point Shootout crown after outlasting Inoza-Gulf Bulacan’s Jan Jamon in the 25-second tiebreaker challenge, 6-5. On the other hand, David Carlos remained as the Coca-Cola Slam Dunk king after stamping his class over Jebb Bulawan and Kenyan dunk artist Obi Fly.The scores:VetHealth-Delhi 21 – Shastri 8, Gill A. 7, Gill K 4, Gill I 2.Phenom-Basilan 20 – Johnson 12, Adams 4, Hammonds 4, Rike 0.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport LATEST STORIES DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Larry looks back: Bird on Magic, free agency and shooting 3scenter_img ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP MOST READ View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Duterte wants probe of SEA Games messlast_img

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