PVL: Perlas Spikers secure at least a Final Four berth playoff
Mark Escarlote on Jun 23, 2018 06:14 PM
American import Kia Bright towed BanKo to its fourth straight win and at least a playoff for a Final Four berth.
BanKo American import Kia Bright punished the defense of BaliPure-National University with her blinding attacks as the unbeaten Perlas Spikers secured at least a playoff for a Final Four seat with a 25-19, 22-25, 25-14, 25-19, win Saturday at the FilOil Flying V Centre.
The Perlas Spikers claimed their fourth straight win in the quarterfinals and sixth overall since the preliminary round.
Bright exploded with 24 points with all but one coming off attacks for the Perlas Spikers. Thai import Jutarat Montripila finished with 14 points while Amy Ahomiro had nine.
"My goal is to try to find ways to motivate them to play their best," said Bright. "No matter how hard I play, or how many points I make, I still need my teammates. I realized that that really pumps them up and fires them up so I try to go the extra mile."
BanKo sent the Water Defenders marching towards the exit door that narrowed the semis berth race to three teams. The Perlas Spikers, Petro Gazz and defending champion Pocari Sweat are all in the running for best-of-three Final Four seats to join Creamline and PayMaya.
BaliPure dropped to 1-3 slate.
American import Alexis Matthews had 17 point while Jannisa Johnson scored 13 for the Water Defenders.
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