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Swiss team wins Goa FIBA 3x3 Challenger
Lausanne Sport LS (SUI) featuring Serbian 3x3 legend Dušan Bulut and 3BL's Carlos Martinez beat Paris 17-15 in the finals.
Goa’s first-ever FIBA 3x3 Challenger event, organized by 3BL, concluded yesterday at the seaside Youth Hostel, Miramar outdoor court in the capital city of Panaji.
Europe’s top-ranked teams lived up to their billing, cornering the top five spots in the standings.
Lausanne Sport LS SWITZERLAND
Antwerp TOPdesk BELGIUM
Podgorica Kodio MONTENEGRO
Zagreb 3BL CROATIA
In the finals, Lausanne beat Paris in a close contest 17-15, with Spanish forward Carlos Martinez being named the Most Valuable Player (MVP). (Incidentally, Carlos Martinez had also played in last season’s 3BL.)
The top three teams have punched their tickets to the Hong Kong Masters - which is part of FIBA 3x3’s elite circuit.
Indian teams’ performance
Two Indian teams - Mumbai Patriots and Bengaluru INBL - reached the knockout stage, losing to Podgorica Kodio MONTENEGRO and Lausanne respectively.