Mongolian Basketball Team becomes the World University League victors

U.Badamtsetseg

2017-09-18 09:57 GMT+8

ULAANBAATAR (GoGo Mongolia) - Mon-Altius Physical Education Institute heads back to home as the victors of the 3x3 FISU World University League finals that was held in Xiamen, China. 

The Mongolian team lost their first two games in the preliminary pool play, first 14:18 to Srinakharinwarot University and then again to 13:16 to McGill University, the 2016 titlist, and eventual 2017 bronze medalist.

After the hard-fought loss to the Canadians, however, the team from Mongolia comprised of Batzolboo Borgil, Enkhbaatar Onolbaatar, Naranbaat Batdelger and Tsogt Otgonjargal found their groove in the knockout rounds, especially on offense, to make an inspired run to the championship game.

In the finals, Mon-Altius met the University of Kragujevac. The Serbian team made it there with a thrilling 19:18 semifinal victory over McGill University. In the finals, Mon-Altius withstood the 10-point scoring attack from Nikola Sucov with a more balanced offense, which was led by Borgil in the final.

“I haven’t thought about we could get the first place because this is the first time we play in the 3x3 WUL league final,” Borgil’s teammate Enkhbaatar Onolbaatar said. Onolbaatar adding that they already had their eye coming back for the 2018 League finals to defend their title.

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