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Sta. Lucia Snaps Skid in PVL


Sta. Lucia Lady Realtors snapped a two-game skid with a 25-23, 25-20, 22-25, 25-18 victory over Black Mamba Army Lady Troopers in the 2021 PVL Open Conference on Monday night at Bacarra, Ilocos Norte.

Jonah Sabete led the way with 17 points, while Marjana Philips had triple-double 14 points, 15 excellent digs and 14 excellent receptions as the Lady Realtors moved to sixth with a 2-3 card.

Jonah Sabete also had a solid game with 13 markers, while Djanel Cheng had 22 excellent sets and four points and Shiela Pineda contributed 19 excellent digs and 13 excellent receptions.

The Realtors rebounded from a third set defeat with a big run in the fourth then checked a shaky windup with a couple of clutch plays, the last on a Jonah Sabete down-the-line power hit that wrapped up the hard-earned victory.

Honey Royce Tubino and Mary Jean Balse-Pabayo had 13 points each as the Lady Troopers fell to 1-3 for joint eighth with Cignal HD.