Pringle takes blame for late Gilas collapse

Stanley Pringle took the loss to himself. Nikki Collantes
By Ivan Saldajeno

BOCAUE--With Gilas Pilipinas already close to completing a comeback from seven points down to hand Canada what could have been its first loss in Pool C of the men's division of the FIBA 3x3 World Cup, Stanley Pringle botched a layup against the defense of Jermaine Bucknor, opening an opportunity for Michael Linklater to tow the North Americans in the end.

This is why the GlobalPort guard said he is taking responsibility for the Gilas loss that knocked the team out of playoff contention.

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"This one's on me. I'm sorry," said Pringle.

Pringle was actually a non-factor all-game long, only making three markers, and his missed layup brought a late explosion from RR Pogoy down the drain.

The two aforementioned players, along with Chris Standhardinger and Troy Rosario, have a chance to redeem themselves later Mondahy as they battle Russia in what would basically be a battle for third place in their group.