THE Philippines advanced to the quarterfinals of the 1st Fiba-Asia 3x3 Championships after claiming two victories in the group stages in Doha, Qatar.
Represented by the PBA Developmental League’s Blackwater Sports, the Philippines took second spot in Group A after victories against Mongolia and Sri Lanka on Wednesday.
The Filipino cagers will face Jordan in the quarterfinal round.
The team of Kevin Ferrer, Gio Ciriacruz, Robby Celiz, and Bacon Austria lost its first outing against Qatar Maroon, 11-21, but defeated Mongolia, 21-15, and Sri Lanka, 17-9.
The winner of the Philippines-Jordan match-up will face either India or Saudi Arabia.
The other quarterfinal pairings feature Qatar Maroon against Qatar Grey, and Iran versus Chinese Taipei.