Philippines splits first two matches with loss to host France in Fiba 3x3 World Cup
Kiefer Ravena and the Philippine squad struggles to get past the tough host team. Photo from

THE Philippines bowed to host France, 22-11, on Monday in its second match in the Fiba 3x3 World Cup in Nantes.

After a 21-15 victory over Romania in its first outing, the Philippine squad couldn't pull off another upset win.

The team of Kobe Paras, Kiefer Ravena, Jeron Teng, and JR Quinahan went 1-1 in Group B of the competition highlighted by its shocking victory over seventh-seed Romania.

France was simply too much for Team Pilipinas as it completed another runaway win after beating El Salvador, 21-5, to take first place in Group B.

The Philippines returns to the court on Tuesday when it battles second-seed Slovenia at 1:40 a.m. and El Salvador at 3 a.m.

Slovenia is second in Group B with a 2-0 record after beating El Salvador, 21-16, and Romania, 21-12.

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