The third day of the Crelan FIBA 3×3 World Cup 2022 in Antwerp, Belgium, was highlighted by impressive performances by the host nation’s men’s and women’s teams on June 23.
It’s game over for the current champions. Hosts “Must See TV” Thibaut Vervoort made two crucial free throws in overtime to seal Belgium’s victory against the United States. The 24-year-old led his squad in scoring with 8, and he now has 33 points after four games, making him the highest scorer among men.
While the United States and Austria will have to face each other in a play-in game, the Belgian Lions advanced through to the quarterfinals after a thrilling 21-18 victory in front of a sold-out crowd.
The Spanish ladies also narrowly beat the bronze-medal-winning Canadians in a nail-biter in the Americup 2021. After Marta Canella’s miraculous buzzer-beater, Aitana Cuevas‘s two points in overtime sealed the deal.
The current Europe Cup champions will join Canada and the Netherlands in the quarterfinals as well.
Serb men and Chinese women go straight to the quarterfinals (women)
Matchups: France vs. New Zealand (men), Germany vs. Lithuania (women).
Repetitive highlights are James Parrot’s specialty. One of the day’s highlights was seeing the American superstar, who is not known for his layup skills, in action in Groenplaats.
Chile’s first ever World Cup victory was today, and Ziomara Morrison was a major reason why: she scored 11 points as Chile beat Israel (18-14). Having doubts even now? Chile lost to the Netherlands despite her 13-point performance. Morrison has scored 39 points through four games, the most on the team.
Crelan FIBA 3×3
Men’s and women’s Pools B and C will reopen on June 24.
HOW DO I GET ACCESS?
From June 21st to the 26th, you can see all the action on TV or online through the FIBA 3×3 channels on YouTube, Facebook, Sina Weibo, and Douyin, not to mention the FIBA channel on Twitch. We have a ‘Where to watch’ post with further details if you’re interested.