Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times

News

MJ Philips stars as Sta. Lucia earn first win at Cherrylume’s expense


Filipino-American newcomer MJ Philips dropped a conference-high 25 points en route to leading the Sta. Lucia Lady Realtors to their first win of the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Cup at the expense of the Cherrylume Iron Lady Warriors, 25-20, 21-25, 25-17, 25-16, at the FilOil Flying V Centre.

The Lady Realtors were unstoppable after dropping the second set to the hapless Cherrylume. With Djanel Cheng taking over setting duties for Fil-Am Rebecca Rivera, the Lady Realtors’ offense hummed as Cherrylume’s wavered. Sta Lucia took a 20-13 lead in the third set then carried an 11-6 lead in the fourth frame all the way to the win.

University of Santo Tomas standout Pam Lastimosa backed Philips with 13 points, while former Saint Benilde Lady Blazer Janine Navrro added nine.

“We needed to win today. I told my players that we can’t keep losing if we want to achieve our goal of reaching the semis,” said Sta. Lucia head coach Sammy Acaylar. “We had to start today and I’m happy that the team showed their effort.”

Lumped with F2 Logistics (1-2), Cherrylume (0-4), and Cocolife (1-2) in Group D, the Lady Realtors salvaged a 1-3 record.

Open hitter Mary Ann Mendrez tallied 18 points but was the only Iron Lady Warrior in double-digits.

The Scores

Sta. Lucia (3) – Philips 25, Lastimosa 13, Navarro 9, Gendrauli 9, Salamagos 5, Rivera 4, Cheng 3, Clemente 2, Sante 0, Sabete 0, Rivera (L)

Cherrylume (1) – Mendrez 18, Abil 6, Sta. Maria 6, Gabrada 4, Rodriguez 4, Bendong 3, Lopez 2, Santos 1, Victoria 1, Catindig (L)

#ReadMore  Change in regimen helped Paulo Macasaet bounce back
Written By

Miguel Luis Flores fell face first into sports writing in high sch9l and has never gotten up. He reluctantly stumbled into the volleyball beat when he started with Tiebreaker Times three years ago. Now, he has waded through everything volleyball - from its icky politics to the post-modern art that is Jia Morado's setting.


You May Also Like

AdU

Adamson University proved in UAAP Season 84 women’s volleyball tournament that it is a team to watch for in the next editions of the...

ADMU

Defending champion Ateneo de Manila University marched to the UAAP Season 84 women’s volleyball stepladder as the fourth seed after outlasting Adamson University, 25-20,...

AdU

Not wanting to let her team down, Trisha Genesis made sure to lay it all out on the floor during Adamson University’s crucial four-set...

AdU

Adamson University kept its Final Four dream alive by capping off the elimination phase with a huge four-set win against De La Salle University,...

AdU

Adamson University has played three matches that went the distance and go full length at five sets. Unfortunately, the Lady Falcons always ended at...

AdU

Adamson University grabbed a piece of the fourth seed after eliminating University of the Philippines, 25-18, 16-25, 25-22, 25-17, in the UAAP Season 84...

ADMU

Ateneo de Manila University rose to solo fourth after outlasting Adamson University in a thriller, 24-26, 25-21, 25-19, 23-25, 19-17, for its third-straight win...

AdU

National University clinched the first twice-to-beat incentive for the UAAP Season 84 Women’s Volleyball tournament’s Final Four after defeating Adamson University in four sets,...

Advertisement