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    Sidney Onwubere eyes redemption after crumbling under pressure in closeout game

    Mar 27, 2017
    Sidney Onwubere sizzled with 24 points with five three-pointers in Game One, but the Emilio Aguinaldo College bruiser was nowhere near that in Game Two and went 0 for 5 from downtown. Dante Peralta   

    FIL-Nigerian Sidney Onwubere wants to make up for a dismal display in a closeout game for Racal, admitting pressure got to him after a fine performance in the series opener against Café France.

    Onwubere had a measly four points on a horrendous 1-of-12 shooting in Game Two of the Aspirants Cup semifinals, less than 48 hours after a heroic outing in saw him save the Tile Masters with a three-pointer as time expired in the series opener.

    "Sobrang bad game. Kasi may mga shots ako na dapat pinasa ko, dapat inextra pass ko. Kaso pinipilit ko, kasi nga kinakabahan ako coming into this game dahil doon sa game-winning shot," said Onwubere.

    "Siguro ibabalik ko lang yung dating Sidney. Siguro nakalimutan na ng tao yung buzzer-beater na yun dahil sa bad game ko ngayon."

    [See Cafe France keeps finals bid alive with come-from-behind win over Racal in D-League]

    Onwubere sizzled with 24 points with five three-pointers in Game One, but the Emilio Aguinaldo College bruiser was nowhere near that in Game Two and went 0 for 5 from downtown.

    "Siguro, para sa'kin, 'di lang siguro talaga ako sanay sa ganung atmosphere. First time ko kasi yun, yung makatira ng buzzer-beater, first time ko makatira ng game-winner," said Fil-Nigerian cager from Cavite.

    "Parang, pagdating ko ngayon sa game, parang 'di ako sanay sa tingin sa'kin ng mga tao, ng mga coaches. Parang 'di ko naipakita yung inexpect nila sa'kin."

    [See Racal hero Sidney Onwubere happy to repay coaches' trust with timely hits vs Cafe France]

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    Game Three starts at 3 p.m. at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.

     

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    Sidney Onwubere sizzled with 24 points with five three-pointers in Game One, but the Emilio Aguinaldo College bruiser was nowhere near that in Game Two and went 0 for 5 from downtown. Dante Peralta   
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