Ginebra wins back-to-back PBA 3x3 leg titles | Inquirer Sports

Ginebra wins back-to-back PBA 3×3 leg titles

/ 07:34 PM July 11, 2023

Barangay Ginebra Gin Kings vs Meralco Bolts in the PBA 3x3 3rd conference second leg. –PBA IMAGES

Barangay Ginebra Gin Kings vs Meralco Bolts in the PBA 3×3 3rd conference second leg. –PBA IMAGES

MANILA, Philippines–Ralph Cu nailed the game-winning deuce to lift the Ginebra Gin Kings past the Meralco Bolts in overtime, 19-17, for their second straight leg title in the PBA 3×3 Season 3 first conference on Tuesday.

Cu replicated the Kings’ close title victory over San Miguel in last week’s first leg, where Donald Gumaru delivered the game-winner, as they bagged another P100,000 in the standalone 3×3 tournament.

Kim Aurin led the Kings with eight points, while Cu added six to help Ginebra win back-to-back leg championships for the first time in the PBA 3×3/


Ralph Salcedo and Donald Gumaru finished with three and two points, respectively, for the Kings.

It was a loss was a sorry one for the Bolts, who were in control for the most part and led 10-7 in the title game.

Alfred Batino, who finished with a team-high six points, gave Meralco its last taste of the lead, 17-16, with 17 seconds to play before Gumaru answered back for the tying basket.

The Bolts pocketed the P50,000 runner up purse.

Cavitex notched a second straight third place finish this conference with a 19-15 win over Blackwater.

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