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3x3Hustle Teams Knocked Out Of FIBA 3×3 Ulaanbaatar Challenger

3x3Hustle teams Geelong Supercats and West Melbourne Stateside have been eliminated from the FIBA 3×3 Ulaanbaatar Challenger, after losing in the pool stages.

The Supercats impressed but couldn’t secure a victory, losing two narrow affairs to Ljubljana (21-17) and Utsunomiya (21-20 in overtime) in their pool stage matches.

Stateside also fell short in the pool stages, losing their clashes with Zemun (21-13) and Ulaanbaatar (21-18).

West Melbourne advanced to the main draw after dominating their two qualifying matches.

Establishing themselves as strong interior scorers, Stateside’s strength in that department powered them to a 21-15 win over Tsogttsetsii and a 22-17 victory over Changzhou.

Challenger events serve as play-in tournaments for World Tour Master events, with the Ulaanbaatar Challenger a pathway towards making the Saskatoon Masters in July.

3Γ—3 basketball will make its debut as an Olympic sport in 2020 and a Commonwealth Games sport in 2022.

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