SISTA SUPER SEALERS CAPTURES PBA 3X3 LEG 3 TITLE
Sista Super Sealers reigned as Leg 3 champions of the PBA 3x3 on Sunday with a 20-13 victory over Pioneer Pro Tibay in the finals at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.
Keneth Mocon paced the Super Sealers with nine points as they continued their steady rise after going winless in the first leg and falling short of the semifinals in the second leg.
Mocon waxed hot with his back-to-back two-pointers that put his side ahead, 5-4, and nailing two more long bombs to give Sista a sizable 16-7 lead.
Prince Rivero, Leo de Vera, and RJ Argamino then backstopped Mocon with their own points to put the Super Sealers close to the title, 20-8, before the Pioneer managed to chip in five straight points.
This, however, was not enough for the Pioneers as Sista took home worth P100,000 of prize, which is the first team to win the PBA 3×3 title outside of the MVP Group after TNT and Meralco split the first two tournaments.
Argamino backstopped Mocon with six points, while Rivero contributed four points in the hard-earned victory.
Meanwhile, Gian Abrigo led Pioneer with six points, while Rivera added five points which took home P50,000 following its first finals appearance.
In the battle for third, Terrafirma bounced from their disappointing semifinal loss to Pioneer with a 21-16 win over the Purefoods TJ Titans to claim the third spot.
Matt Salem steered the Dyip with 11 points as they bagged P30,000 worth of prize to end their campaign with a strong note dedicated to their teammate Roider Cabrera, who remains hospitalized after collapsing in the second leg.
Battle for 3rd:
Terrafirma (21) – Salem 11, Reverente 6, Bulawan 3, Tumalip 1.
Purefoods TJ Titans (16) – Eriobu 7, Javelona 5, Bonsubre 2, Mendoza 2.
Sista Super Sealers (20) – Mocon 9, Argamino 6, Rivero 4, De Vera 1.
Pioneer Pro Tibay (13) – Abrigo 6, Rivera 5, De Chavez 2, Escalambre 0.