Sri Lanka’s Journey Ends in Asia Cup 3X3 Preliminary Round – 2024

FIBA 3x3 Asia Cup 2024

FIBA 3x3 Asia Cup 2024

Sri Lanka’s hopes of advancing to the quarterfinals in the Asia Cup 3X3 tournament came to a bittersweet end after a series of challenging matches in the Preliminary round.

The Lions faced off against Mongolia in their first match, and it proved to be a grueling battle from start to finish. After 10 intense minutes of play, both teams were deadlocked at 13-13. The game went into overtime, but unfortunately, it was Mongolia who managed to secure the first two points, clinching a narrow 15-13 victory. Despite the heartbreaking loss, Sri Lanka fought valiantly until the very end, showcasing their resilience and determination.

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In their second match against Thailand, the Lions faced another tough opponent. Despite their best efforts, Sri Lanka struggled to keep pace with the Thai team, ultimately falling short with a final score of Thailand 21 – Sri Lanka 9. Despite the loss, the Lions never gave up, demonstrating their fighting spirit and commitment to the game.

While the results may not have been what Sri Lanka had hoped for, the team’s performance throughout the tournament was commendable. Despite facing formidable opponents and tough challenges, the Lions fought with pride and passion, keeping the Sri Lankan flag flying high.

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As the Asia Cup 3X3 tournament draws to a close for Sri Lanka in the year 2024, the nation stands united in support of their basketball heroes. Though their journey may have ended earlier than expected, the Lions have left an indelible mark with their courage, determination, and unwavering spirit. As they return home, they carry with them the pride and admiration of a grateful nation.