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Perpetual averts Lyceum upset; JRU picks up 2nd straight win

The University of Perpetual Help System DALTA Lady Altas survived a first set loss as they trounced the Lyceum of the Philippines University Lady Pirates, 17-25, 25-21, 25-17, 25-12, to breathe life to their Final Four bid, Monday at the Filoil Flying V Centre.

Cindy Imbo led the way with 16 hits she laced with 15 kills as Perpetual Help booked its second win in as many losses, which was good for fifth place behind joint third College of St. Benilde Lady Blazers and San Sebastian Lady Stags, which own a 2-1 (win-loss) record apiece.

Shyra Mae Umandal scattered 14 points while Jowie Albert Verzosa chipped in 12 for the Macky Carino-mentored Lady Altas.

Alexandra Rafael also tallied 20 markers to lead the Lady Pirates.

Later in the day, Dolly Grace Verzosa unleashed a 20-point performance as the Jose Rizal University Lady Bombers survived the upset-seeking Mapua University Lady Cardinals, 24-26, 25-20, 20-25, 25-16, 15-8, for share of fifth with a 2-2 slate.

Rizza Rose and Karen Montojo chipped in 14 and 12 markers respectively while Marcy Rivera glued things together, tossing 32 excellent sets. Karen Montojo also did it on both ends, finishing with 12 points while having 19 excellent digs.

Angelie Magundayao paced Mapua with 15 markers.

Lyceum slipped to 1-3 while Mapua succumbed to its fourth loss in a row.

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