JUAN Gomez de Liano anchored Zamboanga Valientes' bronze medal finish in the 3x3 Thai Basketball Super League on Sunday in Central Ayutthaya.
The Filipino side outlasted Tokyo Dime, 21-13 in the bronze medal game as the crew, which also had Issa Gaye, Reed Juntilla, and Das Esa, caught a big fish in the Japanese crew featuring world No. 302 Keita Suzuki.
It's a sweet consolation for Zamboanga which suffered a tough 21-14 loss to Luang Prabang of Laos in the semifinals.
The Valientes also pulled off a big 17-12 win over HiTech Titans of Thailand in the quarterfinals.
Pretty Huge, unfortunately, crashed out at the quarterfinal stage after a 21-15 loss to Tokyo Dime.
Jay Washington, Trevis Jackson, and Marcus Hammonds fought for the Pinoy crew as they sorely missed the presence of Raffy Verano, who suffered a sprained ankle a day earlier.