Limitless App stayed on course for another stage title even as guest team Master Sardines flexed their muscles at the start of Stage 4 of the PBA 3×3 Lakas Ng Tatlo Conference 2 on Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Brandon Rosser and Co. swept their first three games on Pool opener day, reaffirming their mastery of NorthPort, 21-14, Master Sardines, 21-12, and San Miguel, 21-15, for a record of 3-0 at the top of Pool A.
The perfect record allowed the Appmasters to advance to the knockout stage on Sunday and keep their bid alive to secure a back-to-back championship in the standalone tournament.
Limitless beat TNT in the Stage 3 Finals last week, 21-20.
Despite losing to Limitless, Master Sardines are still in contention to advance to the quarter-finals for the first time ever after beating NorthPort, 21-10, and Cavitex, 21-16, to tie the game 2-1. second place. place in pool A with San Miguel Beer.
Meanwhile, Meralco and Platinum Karaoke also emerged unscathed in their respective pools with similar rosters of 2-0.
The Bolts led by Tonino Gonzaga, Alfred Batino, Dexter Maiquez and Joseph Sedurifa held off Terrafirma, 19-17, and Purefoods, 20-16, to claim top spot in Pool C.
Meanwhile, Platinum cut the rug under TNT, 16-13, and edged out Pioneer Pro Tibay in a thrilling match, 21-20, for the Pool B solo lead.
The last six matches of the group stage will be played on Sunday, the schedule of which has been moved from morning to afternoon, still at the Grand Dôme.
Three teams will advance to Pool A and two each from Pools B and C, respectively, while the third-best teams from Pools B and C will contest the final quarter-finals.
Leg Champion received the top prize of P100,000.