Hà Nội Open Cup basketball tournament finds four new champions

May 22, 2023 - 23:01
The 3x3 basketball tournament Hà Nội Open Cup (HOC) ended on May 21 with four new champions.


Chicken Dunk enjoys the top podium of the fourth HOC's Pro Women category on May 21 in Hà Nội. — Photo courtesy of Hà Nội Basketball Federation

HÀ NỘI — The 3x3 basketball tournament Hà Nội Open Cup (HOC) ended on May 21 with four new champions.

Ba Đình Club defeated Hanoi Wolves 22-11 in the Men's Pro category final to lift the trophy at the pedestrian area near Hoàn Kiếm Lake in Hà Nội.

Ba Đình was unbeaten on their way to the top spot, defeating defending champions Dwarf in the group round.

Scorpius and Hà Nội City shared third place.

In the Pro Women category, Chicken Dunk defended their title, proving their power throughout the tournament. The reigning champion with national team player Bùi Thu Hằng in the line-up won all five matches to top the podium.

Dwarf came second, followed by Fưđô and Hà Nội City squad.

Hanoi Amigos shone brilliantly, securing both titles of the U16 and U18 classes.

In the U18s, the Amigos trounced defending champion Hà Nội 13-9 in the final. Meanwhile, their younger teammates WBA won 19-18.

Besides the main prizes for the high-ranked teams, organisers also gave the MVP award to the four best players. They also delivered bonuses to Shoot-out Contest winners.

HOC is an annual tournament jointly organised by the Hà Nội Culture and Sports Department and the city's Basketball Federation, and they expect to hold it twice per year in the near future.

It is considered a key event to develop basketball in the community. Talented players will be pushed to elite clubs and city and national teams. — VNS