First leg winner TnT and Sista Super Sealers led the quarterfinal march after a strong showing in Pool A of the PBA 3×3 Lakas ng Tatlo second leg Wednesday at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.
Tropang Giga crew of Almond Vosotros, Jeremiah Gray, Samboy de Leon and Lervin Flores and Sista counterparts Kenneth Mocon, Prince Rivero, RJ Argamino and Leo de Vera posted identical 3-1 records to grab the Top 2 spots in the five-team group.
The Mau Belen-coached TNT hurdled its first three opponents Zamboanga Valientes, 21-18, Sista, 21-17, and San Miguel Beer, 21-12, to stretch its unbeaten run in the pilot three-a-side hoopfest to 10 games, counting its sweep of last week’s opening leg.
However, the Tropang Giga’s run was halted by the Cavitex Braves, who leaned on a clutch layup by veteran Larry Fonacier to score a come-from-behind 20-19 upset.
Sista racked up victories over Cavitex, 22-16, Zamboanga, 22-18, and SMB, 21-19, to seal its advance and bounce back from a winless stint last weekend.
Cavitex ran third in Pool A with two wins and two losses, ahead of the chase for the third quarterfinal berth from Group A. The Beermen were close behind with 1-2, gaining from their 21-17 verdict over the Braves in the final game of a 17-match opening action in Leg 2.