|RR Pogoy flashes the "number one" sign as Gilas walks away with the win. Nikki Collantes|
By Ivan Saldajeno
BOCAUE--Gilas Pilipinas ended its campaign in the FIBA 3x3 World Cup on a high note after blasting Russia, 19-12, at the Philippine Arena on Monday night.
A little more than an hour after losing a chance to make the quarterfinals following a loss to Canada, Gilas vented ire on Russia, quickly opening a 14-3 lead and never looking back.
Gilas, which already reached 19 points with about two minutes left, actually decided for the 21-point kill, but the team failed to convert the two-balls down the stretch.
Gilas exited the competition in third place in Pool C at 2-2, while Russia settled for fourth place with a 1-3 record.
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