Zamboanga bags Canberra 3×3 title


    The Zamboanga Valientes MLV ruled the 3×3 Christmas Hustle tourney last Saturday in Canberra, Australia, trouncing Black Buckets in the championship roiund 14-7.

    Former St. Francis of Assissi College player Chris Concepcion, Eric Miraflores, Sudanese-Australian Duom Dawam and 18-year-old prospect Adam Compton made up the team that also beat the Orange Buckets 16-11 in the semifinals.

    “This is only the beginning and we’re looking for more 3×3 tournaments here in Australia or maybe in other countries next year after this pandemic,” said Zamboanga Valientes co-owner Michael Venezuela.

    “It is time for the Zamboangueños to show their skills around the world after winning this title.”

    “It was a great early Christmas gift not only for us but also for the entire Zamboangueños.

    We are the only Asian team and most importantly the only one representing Zamboanga City, Philippines,” said team co-owner Junnie Navarro.