UNIVERSITY of Cebu scored a 21-20 overtime win over Bounty A to win the Under Armour 3x3 U18 basketball national tournament at the BGC’s Titan Court in Taguig City.
Allen Dave Peregrino’s free throw gave the victory to the Webmasters, who won the Cebu leg of the tournament sanctioned by the Samahang Basketball ng Pilipinas.
The other UC team members were John Bryl Cuyos, John Emmanuel Bautista and Virlou Orquez.
Bounty A was second to Bounty B in the Manila leg, 14-16.
Escuela de Sophia defeated Philippine Christian University to place third.
“Sobrang saya kasi unang game namin ito sa Manila, at nabigyan agad kami ng panalo ng Panginoong Diyos,” said Cuyos.
A total of 42 teams competed in the Under-18 category while 24 teams slugged it out in the Open division, which was won by EGS Elite at the expense of MIT Bazinga, 18-13.
The tournament is part of the selection process for the national team that will compete in the Fiba 3x3 U18 Asia Cup from May 26 to 28 at the Cyberjaya Gem-In Mall in Malaysia. The tournament was supported by PDI and Business Mirror, with event partners Gatorade, Wilson, Crystal Clear, De Los Santos Medical and Innewvation.