3x3WC: Pontejos on 3 crucial misses vs. Germany: Hindi ko alam bakit hindi ko napasok yun
Paul Lintag on Jun 08, 2018 08:41 PM
Pontejos had the chance to send the home crowd in a frenzy against Germany, but it was not meant to be in the end as she barely missed three good attempts from deep in the final minute that could have forced overtime.
BOCAUE, Bulacan --- Janine Pontejos could have totally owned Day 1 of the 2018 FIBA 3x3 World Cup at the Philippine Arena here.
The diminutive Perlas shooter was a standout in the Philippines' opener against the Netherlands, capturing the attention of the fans in attendance for her long-range shooting.
Pontejos had the chance to send the home crowd in a frenzy against Germany later in the day, but it was not meant to be in the end as she barely missed three good attempts from deep in the final minute that could have forced overtime.
The Germans won, 12-10.
"Hindi ko alam bakit hindi ko napasok yun. Kasi sa loob ko papasok eh. Hindi lang ako sinuwerte," Pontejos said.
"Nung oras na yun, gusto ko i-shoot talaga yung tira ko. Gusto ko manalo, kahit pang-all lang yun kung ma-shoot ko, malaki chance namin sana," she added.
Ultimately, Pontejos concedes in the fact that their team just needed a little more push.
Regardless, it was a great fight from the brave Filipinas.
"Maganda naman pinakita namin sa tingin ko pero na-short pa rin kami kasi sobrang laki nila eh," Pontejos said.
"Nahirapan din kami humabol, tingin ko yun pa kula samin, aggressive pa," she added.
Perlas will resume group play on Sunday and Pontejos vows that they'll bounce back.
"Babawi po kami. May laro pa kami so kailangan namin bumawi para ma-encourage pa rin sumuporta samin," she said.
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