Ljubljana win The Hague Challenger
THE HAGUE (FIBA 3x3 World Tour) - Ljubljana (SLO) won their second Challenger of the season after dominating local favourites Amsterdam (NED) 18-15 in the final. With Ljubljana already qualified for the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Debrecen Masters, Amsterdam and São Paulo DC (BRA) earn a ticket to Hungary.
Team Ljubljana keep collecting these paychecks. After winning the Abu Dhabi Challenger and the World Tour Prague Masters earlier this month, Birdman & Co went undefeated at the The Hague Challenger on 18-19 August.
Prague MVP Jasmin Hercegovac and lefty Tomo Cajic led the team with 34 points apiece.
Amsterdam finally clinched qualification for the World Tour thanks to Kenneth Van Kempen. The big man topped all scorers in the beautiful site of the "Olympic experience" in The Hague with 35 points (tied with Ostrava's Jan Stehlik).
São Paulo DC made history in the Netherlands by becoming the first team from the Americas to qualify for a European-based World Tour event.
Six teams have already qualified for the Debrecen Masters, which will be held on 7-8 September.
For its first edition, the The Hague Challenger brought together 16 teams, including 10 World Tour squads from 3 different continents.