Platinum shocks TNT and sweeps pool game – Manila Bulletin
Platinum Karaoke picked up a huge win over back-to-back winner TNT to cap their Pool A sweep and a berth in the Quarter-Finals of Stage 6 of the PBA 3×3 Season 2 Premier Conference on Saturday, October 22 at Robinsons Place Antipolo Extension.
Terrence Tumalip and Brandon Bates each scored six points in the 19-14 win over Almond Vosotros and Co. for their second straight win and to be the first team to advance to Sunday’s knockout stage.
Despite the loss, the Tropang Giga also booked second place for the quarter-finals in the same group.
Meanwhile, Purefoods and Terrafirma have been bombarded in the race for the final conference leg after suffering back-to-back pool losses.
Titans lost to Platinum Karaoke (15-14) and TNT (21-14) in Pool A, while Dyip suffered losses to Barangay Ginebra (20-13) and J&T Express (21-15) in Pool B.
The other six quarter-final berths are up for grabs at press time as the rest of the pool matches are still being played.
Other early winners include J&T Express and Barangay Ginebra, Cavitex, San Miguel Beer, as well as Meralco and NorthPort.
The Express and the Kings are atop Pool B with a similar 1-0 record, while Cavitex and San Miguel share the Pool C lead as well with an identical 1-0 slate.
The Braves, winners of Stage 2, beat Blackwater Red President, 21-19, while the Beermen, champions of Stage 4, also did the same against the same team, 21-17, to end Blackwater’s offer.
Stage 3 champions Meralco are unbeaten in Pool D after beating NorthPort, 15-9, while Batang Pier are tied at 1-1 in the same group with a narrow 17-16 victory earlier against Pioneer Elastoseal Katibays.
The stage is the sixth and last of this conference before the grand final which will be played on October 30 at Robinsons Novaliches.
The Stage 6 champion will still receive the top prize of 100,000 P.
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