Cebu City Chooks rules Chooks 3x3 Quest

By Ivan Stewart Saldajeno

November 21, 2022, 1:15 pm

<p><em>(Photo courtesy of Chooks-To-Go)</em></p>

(Photo courtesy of Chooks-To-Go)

STA. ROSA, Laguna – Cebu City Chooks ruled the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3 Quest 2.0 after beating Manila Chooks in the final, 20-18, on Sunday night at the Ayala Malls Solenad Activity Center here.

Mac Tallo finished with nine points, Mike Harry Nzeusseu added seven, Brandon Ramirez contributed three, and Marcus Hammonds had one for Cebu City, which did not just win the PHP100,000 top prize but also won a place in the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Hong Kong Masters.

Cebu Chooks sizzled early on before holding off Manila in the end to complete a 5-0 sweep of the entire one-day tournament.

Dennis Santos had 10 points, Henry Iloka added four, Dave Ando had three, and Leon Lorenzana chipped in one for Manila, which settled for the PHP30,000 runner-up prize.

All three teams backed by Chooks-to-Go swept the podium as Butuan Chooks won third place, with PHP20,000 as the prize, for a better stand in the semifinals.

Butuan put up a fight before falling to Manila, 15-21, in one semifinal, while Cebu earned its own place in the championship game with a more dominant 21-6 win against fellow Cebuano side Talisay EGS. (PNA)