Hiyas Pilipinas took home the women’s division championship in the Under Armour 3×3 Southeast Asia Tournament after beating Singapore in the finals at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay, in the lead-up to the Stephen Curry Asia Tour on Friday.
Hiyas, consisting of Angel Surada, Princess Fabruada, Caila Galamiton, and Karl Ann Pingol, took advantage of Singapore’s errors to post a 14-6 wire-to-wire win.
On the other hand, a more improved Lavin Raj made a Philippine return to steer Singapore to a 16-9 win against Thailand in the men’s finals.
Raj, who played for the Singaporeans in the SEABA Men’s Championship last year in Quezon City, dropped a game-high 11 points as he quickly found his range and led Singapore to the victory, a bounce back from its preliminary defeat to Thailand earlier Friday.
Teams from Indonesia and Malaysia also participated in the tournament.
The NBA three-time champion and two-time MVP also graced the opening ceremonies of the 81st Season of the UAAP on Saturday.
Curry, who is in Manila as part of a three-city Asian tour, led the oath of sportsmanship declared by several student-athletes on the MOA Arena floor. (PNA)