Sakiai regain Lithuanian 3x3 supremacy ahead of Hoptrans3x3 final
17 Jul 2020
PALANGA (Lithuania) – Revenge is a dish best served cold… and dominantly. After losing in Stop-2 to Juventus in the final, Sakiai avenged their earlier defeat to win Stop-3 of Lithuania's Hoptrans3x3, a qualifier to the FIBA 3x3 World Tour.
The number 6 ranked team in the FIBA 3x3 Team Ranking and the bronze medal winners at last year's FIBA 3x3 Europe Cup (repping Lithuania), Sakiai showed why they came into the event as the favorites. They defeated Juventus Uniclub in the final, 22-13, controlling the action from the first whistle.
The sun was shining through at the Hoptrans Arena as the action heated up over the past two days, which saw the visit of FIBA Secretary General Andreas Zagklis. After three stops, Juventus Uniclub remains the number one seed with 7 other teams joining them in the final stop.