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    Balanga Chooks bows out of 3x3 Jeju Challenger winless

    Oct 5, 2019
    PHOTO: Dante Peralta

    BALANGA Chooks suffered two losses in the Jeju Challenger Saturday in Korea.

    The Magiting Cup champions were beaten by Winnipeg AP and world No. 6 Princeton to bow out winless in the Qualifying Draw A.

    Winnipeg scored a 17-16 squeaker over Balanga Chooks. Jelane Pryce was the first to stab the heart of the Filipinos as he broke a 16-all deadlock with a tough lay-up with 6.7 seconds remaining.

    Alvin Pasaol missed a corner deuce in the next possession, tracked the offensive board but could not convert over Steven Wesley.

    Pryce topped the Canadians with 11 points.

    Pasaol fired eight points for Balanga, as Santi Santillan had six in the defeat.

    Less than an hour later, Princeton pulled off a come-from-behind 21-20 win over Balanga Chooks.

    Robbie Hummel canned both of his free throws with 46 seconds remaining after being fouled by Karl Dehesa to complete the Americans' rally from an early 14-6 deficit.

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    That spoiled Chris de Chavez' 12-point performance to deny the Filipinos from progressing to the main draw.

    Hummel led Princeton with 10 points.

    Balanga Chooks now turns its attention to the 2019 Fiba 3x3 World Tour Jeddah Masters set Oct. 18 and 19 in what would be the country's last push to stay in the top 24 of the Fiba 3x3 men's rankings.

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    The scores:

    First Game

    Winnipeg 17 - Pryce 11, Anders 3, Wesley 2, Ayob 1.

    Balanga 16 - Pasaol 8, Santillan 6, Dehesa 2, De Chavez 0.

    Second Game

    Princeton 21 - Hummel 10, Carrington 7, Huffman 3, Moore 1.

    Balanga 20 - De Chavez 12, Pasaol 4, Dehesa 3, Santillan 1.

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