Filipinos split 3×3 opening matches

first_imgThe Philippines overcame a tough Romania side, 21-15, but bowed to host France, 11-21, at the start of its campaign in the 2017 Fiba 3×3 World Cup Sunday (Monday in Manila) in Nantes, France.Seeded 18th, the Filipinos rallied past Romania in the last two minutes with a 9-2 finish behind Kobe Paras and Kiefer Ravena.ADVERTISEMENT Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Tennis team makes KL list MOST READ World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next What ‘missteps’? Ravena, the two-time UAAP MVP out of Ateneo, put the Philippines on top, 15-13, before pushing the lead to four, 17-13, with 1:06 left.The 6-foot-6 Paras sealed the victory, scoring the last four points of the match, including two free throws with 29 seconds to spare.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJR Quiñahan and Jeron Teng had their moments early in the game, before Paras and Ravena used their quickness and athleticism to counter Romania’s size advantage.The Filipinos, though, fell short hours later as French big man Charles Bronchard and speedy guard Dominique Gentil powered France to an early edge, 16-8, before Charly Pontens sealed the dominant win. France leads Pool B with a 2-0 record.Paras later earned Player of the Day honors. —MARK GIONGCO, INQUIRER.NET Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img