3BL Conference B action concluded with Ahmedabad Wingers beating Lucknow Ligers in the finals of all five rounds. 

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Chandigarh, 17th March 2022: Ahmedabad Wingers – led by the Indian basketball tag team of Vishesh Bhriguvanshi and Amritpal Singh – clinched the Men’s ‘Round 5’ title of 3BL Conference ‘B’. ‘3BL’, the only 3X3 Professional Basketball League in India is backed by the Basketball Federation of India and the International Basketball Federation (FIBA). Singh was named Most Valuable Player (MVP) for the third time. The third season of 3BL is being played at the Hotel Wyndham Chandigarh Mohali from 8th – 21st March 2022 and is seeing participation from top national and international men’s and women’s 3X3 basketball players.

The finals was a repeat of the previous four finals between Ahmedabad Wingers and Lucknow Ligers, with Wingers winning them all comfortably. For Ligers, yet again the promising young Indian team guard Sahaij Sekhon waged a lone battle. Wingers’ firepower – under the basket courtesy the 7ft India giant Amritpal Singh and outside from Bhriguvanshi and former Indian U16 team player Kanwar Gurbaz Singh Sandhu – was too much to handle for the beleaguered Ligers.

Wingers lost just one pool game throughout the five rounds of 3BL Conference B.

This Round was the last chance for teams to improve their seeding going into the sixth ‘finale’ round that will decide the overall ‘3BL Season 3 Champion’.

Bhriguvanshi scripts arguably the fastest win in 3BL history

Earlier, in the very first pool league game of the evening, Indian team captain & Arjuna Awardee Vishesh Bhriguvanshi, hit a whopping eight two pointers to seal a 22-11 win for Ahmedabad Wingers over Kolkata Warriors in just four minutes flat.

“We were prepared that as soon as possible we will try to finish [this game]. Somehow I made my shots from outside and I helped my team to win this game. Our plan was to play inside and outside both. But somehow I was making shots from outside so I guess they [my teammates] made me free and gave me all the balls and I tried my best and made most of them,” Bhriguvanshi said after the game.

Men Round 5 {3BL Conference ‘B’} Results

Finals
Ahmedabad Wingers bt Lucknow Ligers 22-12
Semifinals
Ahmedabad Wingers bt Chennai Icon 22-15

Lucknow Ligers bt Delhi Hoopers 21-16

League Rounds
Pool A

Ahmedabad Wingers bt Kolkata Warriors 22-11

Delhi Hoopers bt Kolkata Warriors 21-12

Ahmedabad Wingers bt Delhi Hoopers 21-12

Pool B

Chennai Icon bt Lucknow Ligers 21-19

Aizawl Legends bt Chennai Icon 21-18

Lucknow Ligers bt Aizawl Legends 21-17

All results, team lists, pools and schedule can be accessed on the FIBA 3×3 website.

 

About 3×3 Pro Basketball League (‘3BL’) Season 3

3BL is India’s only Basketball Federation of India (BFI) and International Basketball Federation (FIBA) backed 3×3 Pro Basketball League. The third season of the League is underway in Chandigarh, between 8-21 March 2022, and will take place over six two-day rounds.

Besides the chance to win each round, top teams also get the exclusive opportunity to compete at FIBA 3×3’s international circuit such as Challengers and World Tours.

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