Franky Johnson wins Sukhbaatar Challenger shootout

Franky Johnson will go home a winner after the FIBA 3x3 Sukhbaatar Challenger. Chooks-To-Go
By Dugout Philippines

SUKHBAATAR--Despite not making it to the knockout playoffs of the 2019 Sukhbaatar Challenger, a member of Isabela City Chooks-to-Go was still able to bring home gold.

Streaky shooter Franky Johnson won the two-point shootout, upsetting hometown favorite Ulzii-Orshikh Myagmarsuren in the finale, 14-12, Saturday.

This is the first time a Filipino won the two-point shootout event in a Challenger.

Besides the historic feat, the Filipino-American guard, who traces his roots to Ilocos del Sur, pocketed MNT (Mongolian Tugrik) 1,000,000.

Isabela City managed to figure in a three-way tie in the stacked Pool A of the tournament's main draw.

However, both Novi Sad and Ventspils Ghetto totaled 40 points in their two games played to advance to the playoffs on Saturday.

Isabela City only ended up with 35 in this tournament, which serves as a qualifier for the 2019 Jeddah Masters.

Isabela City Chooks will earn 60 points for the fourth leg of the 2019 Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3 Magiting Cup, presented by Coca-Cola.

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