Terrafirma stunned Leg 1 champion TNT, 21-17, to end the day with a 2-0 record in the second leg of the PBA 3×3 third conference held Saturday, May 28 at Robinsons Place in Las Pinas City.
Shaq Alanes scored eight points while Jeremiah Taladua scored the clinching basket as Terrafirma dealt Pool A favorite TNT a stinging setback at the early part of the leg.
Alanes, Taladua, Jebb Bulawan and Red Cachuela earlier beat Sista, 19-17.
Also unbeaten is Purefoods, which likewise posted back-to-back wins in Pool C.
Joseph Eriobu, Val Acuna, Jun Bonsubre and Jed Mendoza prevailed over Cavitex, 18-16, before getting past Master Sardines, 21-16.
First leg runner-up Barangay Ginebra San Miguel and Platinum Karaoke won their opening assignments in their respective pools.
Ginebra’s Mikey Cabahug, Denice Villamor, Martin Gozum and Leo de Vera edged Limitless, 21-20, in Pool B while Platinum’s Chris de Chavez, Yutien Andrada, Hyram Bagatsing and Ael Banal defeated Zamboanga Valientes, 21-13, in Pool D.
Platinum was supposed to face Meralco later in the day, but league officials decided to reschedule the final three games for Sunday due to issues surrounding the 3×3 flooring.
Limitless’ Jorey Napoles, Reymar Caduyac, Nico Salva and Simon Camacho bounced back to beat San Miguel Beer, 21-12, to stay in contention for a quarters berth.
Second conference champion Pioneer Pro Tibay also stayed alive with an 18-17 overtime win over Cavitex for a 1-1 record in Pool C.
The top two teams in each of the four pools will advance to the quarterfinals also slated Sunday.