Asphalt Assassins & Sharks Claim Red Bull Reign UK Titles, Book Spot in Global Final in Toronto - Hoopsfix.com

Asphalt Assassins & Sharks Claim Red Bull Reign UK Titles, Book Spot in Global Final in Toronto

Asphalt Assassins Red Bull Reign

Asphalt Assassins and Sharks were crowned UK champions in the men’s and women’s categories respectively at Red Bull’s 3×3 tournament, Red Bull Reign, on Sunday at Clapham Common.

Asphalt Assassins, based in London, started the day slowly with a loss in their first group game but went on to dominate proceedings, cruising to victory in the final. Meanwhile Sharks – also from London – grew stronger throughout the women’s tournament finally clinching victory by a single point in a dramatic final.

Each side will now head to the global final in Toronto, Canada.

Red Bull Reign made its debut with three qualifiers in London where teams fought to earn a spot in the national final which took place on Clapham Common. Across the world, hundreds of teams across 16 countries put their skills to the test in the one of a kind tournament.

Milly Watkins, who captained Sharks, was in disbelief: “I can’t really believe it. We were just trying to play each game as it came – it was such a close finish with the free-throw to tie the game. We’re all so excited to be heading to Toronto!”

Justin Hitchman from Asphalt Assassins added: “We’re ecstatic. We worked hard to get here and get the win so I’m really happy to be here with my teammates. We started really sloppy, we lost a couple of games but we picked it up – we started figuring out our strengths and that’s what we executed.”

Last year’s competition saw almost 8,000 participants take part from 16 different countries and five continents.

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