Over this past weekend (September 21-22), Panaji 3BL consisting of four Indian athletes participated in the FIBA 3x3 Kaohsiung City Challenger.
The team consisted of players that had most recently competed in Round 4 Conference B of 3BL Season 2 - Palpreet Singh Brar, Lalrina Renthlei, Rajan Sharma and Arshdeep Singh.
Seeded 13th before the tournament and slotted in the qualifying draw A, the team won both their group games in the Qualifying Draw to qualify to Pool C of the Main Draw.
Qualifying Draw results:
In Pool C of the Main Draw, they were grouped with third-seeded Edmonton (Canada) and sixth-seeded Pasig Chooks (Philippines):
Panaji #3BL played hard and intelligently as a unit but an unfortunate injury suffered by Palpreet Singh Brar (@palpreet15) against Shinagawa 🇯🇵 damaged their chances at the @FIBA3x3 Kaohsiung City Challenger 2019 🇹🇼- 3X3BL (@3X3BL) September 22, 2019
Well done guys 👏 #LetsGetGold🥇#IndiaBasketball pic.twitter.com/eHjWFrcnZG
The team fought hard in the group stage of the Main Draw but lost 11-21 to Edmonton and 9-21 to Pasig Chooks with a key injury to Palpreet Singh. However, before the injury, he did star in a highlight play:
See u on the 2nd floor 👊#3x3Challenger @3X3BL pic.twitter.com/rJWJqnNbCy- FIBA3x3 (@FIBA3x3) September 21, 2019
In the final standings of the tournament, Panaji 3BL finished 12th of the 16 teams participating.