Germany win first FIBA 3x3 Women's Series 2022 event in Tel Aviv

29 May 2022

TEL AVIV (Israel) - Germany took home the first FIBA 3x3 Women's Series Stop of the 2022 season in Tel Aviv, Israel, on May 28-29.

After losing their opening game against Lithuania, the Women's Series reigning champions won the next four contests, including a revenge game in the final against Lithuania (17-14). All of that... without a substitute!

Fatigue didn't stop 25-year-old Alexandra Wilke from catching fire in the final. She had an 8-point, 5-highlight double-five, which included 4 key assists and 3 shots from behind the arc, which changed the course of the game after an early Lithuanian lead.

Her teammate and number one 3x3 player in the world Sonja Greinacher was named MVP of the event after topping the charts in points, rebounds, blocks and player value.

Kamile Nacickaite was limited to 4 points in the final but she led Lithuania in points and player value and carried her team to its best-ever result on the Women's Series.

FINAL STANDINGS
1. Germany
2. Lithuania
3. France
4. Poland
5. Netherlands
6. Israel
7. EXEWING (JPN)
8. Ulaanbaatar Amazons (MGL)
9. Spain
10. Netherlands U24
11. Mongolia
12. Romania

The Women's Series will be back on June 28-29, with the third edition of the Poitiers Stop.

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Exciting, urban and innovative, 3x3 is inspired by several forms of streetball played worldwide and is considered the world’s number one urban team sport. Steered by FIBA, games see two teams of three players face off on a basketball half-court.

It was played successfully for the first time in international competition at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore and since then has benefited from the launch of a yearly city-based FIBA 3x3 World Tour and national-team FIBA 3x3 World & Continental Cups.

On July 24, 2021, 3x3 made its Olympic debut at the Tokyo Games.

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