Seasoned Sedurifa takes charge for young Batangas
Starting the season as a rag-tag team, Batangas has turned a lot of heads with its stellar play this 2017 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup.
Though losing in their first two outings, the boys of coach Eric Gonzales made sure that they won’t go down without a fight.
And on Tuesday, they were finally able to break the ceiling, topping Victoria Sports-MLQU, 88-85.
Joseph Sedurifa said that though Batangas has yet to jell after three games together, what makes the team deadly is the players buying in to Gonzales’ plea to give their all.
“For us, we want to show our focus on the game, both on defense and offense,” he said.
Joining a fairly young and inexperienced side in Batangas, Sedurifa has also taken a larger role in the team.
“My confidence has been on a high. I want to help the team because I’m the one with experience here. Hopefully, I can impart to them what I learned from my other teams before.”
Sedurifa, a reserve for Meralco last season, hasn’t been gun-shy at all in Batangas, leading the team in points with 20 markers through three games. He posted 17 points, 10 rebounds, and five assists in the squad’s recent conquest.
Though elated with his recent offensive outbursts, the former CEU standout is hopeful that his teammates can also find their groove as Batangas seeks to rack up more wins this conference.
“It feels so good to win. We’re just enjoying the games. We’re thankful that we got our first win so we’re really inspired to play. We just have to continue playing regardless of our opponents. We just have to sustain our process so we can improve.”
Batangas will next face Racal on Monday at JCSGO Gym in Cubao.
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