Akhuetie 'had to go hard' against Adeogun for dunk | Inquirer Sports

Akhuetie ‘had to go hard’ against Adeogun for dunk

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 08:37 PM September 10, 2015

Bright Akhuetie with a throwdown. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net

Bright Akhuetie with a throwdown. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net

In a game that saw numerous elbows and an ejection, it needs one climactic moment to cement its notoriety.

Sure Bright Akhuetie nailed the game-winner to lift University of Perpetual Help over San Beda 88-86, but it was a play way before that assured the game’s legacy.

READ: Akhuetie shines bright as Perpetual nips San Beda at the buzzer

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Midway through the fourth withthe Red Lions holding a 74-73 lead, MVP Scottie Thompson drove the lane then handed the ball to a trailing Akhuetie and everything fell into place.

In between Akhuetie and the 14-inch rim is Ola Adeogun. Then the Altas’ big man rose up, right hand cocked behind his head and boom.

“I didn’t seen anything but I saw Ola,” Akhuetie said, a smile etched on his face.

Akhuetie put Adeogun on a demoralizing poster that sent the Altas crowd in a frenzy.

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“I saw him and I know I had to go hard.”

For Akhuetie, it wasn’t Adeogun who had pushed him to the limit but the whole Red Lions team who beat them in the first round.

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Akhuetie said the Altas know they are capable of beating San Beda, it was just only a matter of doing it.

“Based on the first game, I know we can beat them, we just had to come out and play strong.”

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