CEU’s Janine Pontejos and Joseph Sedurifa Lead Gilas Pilipinas to SEA GAMES Silver Wins
25 May 2023
Photo shows (from L-R) Janine Pontejos and Joseph Sedurifa
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Centro Escolar University alumna Janine Pontejos took charge of the Gilas Pilipinas Women team’s game against Malaysia in the 32nd Southeast Asian Games 5x5 basketball competition while Joseph Sedurifa led the Gilas Pilipinas Men to victory versus the host team, for the 3x3 division held at the Morodok Techo National Stadium in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
The CEU basketball phenomenal Janine Pontejos finished as the highest pointer of the team with 24 points out of 77-63 final score, which secured their silver medal win, setting a 5-1 record for the entire tournament.
Janine Pontejos was tagged as one of the “Splash Sisters” alongside Khate Castillo and are bound to compete with the Gilas Pilipinas Team on the upcoming FIBA Women’s Asia Cup that will be held in Australia this month.
The 30-year old Business Administration graduate has already brought so much pride to the country in just a short span of her professional basketball career, not to mention her numerous achievements in different sports leagues back when she was a varsity player of CEU.
In 2018, she was named the first Filipino gold medalist in the FIBA 3x3 Mixed Competition Shootout and nailed a gold medal, both for 3x3 and 5 versus 5 tournaments in the Southeast Asian Games in 2019.
Joseph Sedurifa, on the other hand stunned the opponent with his two straight shots, contributing 8 points that sent the team to success.
He also has his remarkable share of triumphs as a CEU varsity player. He won as the Most Valuable Player in the National Athletic Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (NAASCU) in 2013 and has showcased his skills in the various leagues he participated in.
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