Height disparity too much for Pontejos, Perlas vs Spain

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBOCAUE, Bulacan—Janine Pontejos set everything ablaze when the Philippines faced Spain in the group stages of the women’s division of the Fiba 3×3 World Cup with five long balls en route to a 13-point performance.Pontejos’ hot hand, however, wasn’t enough as Perlas still fell to the Spain, 21-17, for its third loss in three games in Pool D and bow out of contention.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening PLAY LIST 01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening00:50Trending Articles03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We knew we were underestimate based on our height alone because every time I pass by them in the hotel they’d look at me from head to toe,” said Pontejos. “I’d just smile at them and think that I would show them what I’m capable of.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations LATEST STORIES Perlas rues ‘costly’ technical foul in loss to Spain Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding For Pontejos, though, she doesn’t like to dwell too much on the loss and instead look at the reality that was presented to her even before the tournament started.“I’m not regretting my performance that much because even before we started we knew that we’re the underdogs,” said Pontejos in Filipino. “I know that my teammates and I gave our best in this game we just lost in height.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSpain had 6-foot-3 Aitana Cuevas Mediavilla and 6-foot Vega Jimeno Martinez against the Philippines’ 6-foot-1 Jack Daniel Animam in the paint.Pontejos stands at 5-foot-5 and throughout the game had to contend with the 5-foot-8 Nuria Martinez Prat and 5-foot-7 Paula Palomares. View commentslast_img read more