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Niemer, Bell keep Petron perfect


Reigning champion Petron earned its 10th straight victory as it crushed PLDT Home Fibr, 25-18, 25-21, 25-14 in the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix at the FilOil Flying V Centre.

Imports Stephanie Niemer and Katherine Bell had another impressive performance to keep the Blaze Spikers unbeaten in 10 games.

Niemer fired 16 kills and delivered five of the team’s nine service aces for 21 points laced with nine digs and six excellent receptions while Bell poured 19 points off 17 spikes and a pair of blocks.

All-Filipino Conference Most Valuable Player Rhea Dimaculangan also shone with 31 excellent sets while nailing the match-winning point in the third set, where the Blaze Spikers stepped on the gas with an 18-10 spread.

Kendra Dahlke was the lone double-digit scorer for the Power Hitters with 16 points while Grace Lazard was limited to just eight markers for PLDT, which slid to 6-5.