PVL: Johnson brings fire, Angels torch Perlas Spikers
Mark Escarlote on May 29, 2019 07:22 PM
American import Janisa Johnson dropped 21 points in PetroGazz's second straight win.
American import Janisa Johnson displayed her superb attacking accuracy as PetroGazz spoiled the debut of BanKo with a clinical 25-19, 25-21, 25-12, beating on Wednesday for the early solo lead in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Reinforced Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
Johnson hammered 21 points highlighted by a 19-of-34 attacking clip for the Angels, who won their second straight match after opening the conference with a straight sets drubbing of defending champion Creamline on Sunday.
Cuban reinforcement Wilma Salas had an all-around effort for PetroGazz., scorin 18 points with eight digs with 14 excellent receptions.
“Swerte ulit. We have two high percentage imports,” said Angels coach Laniog. “But overall 'yung game plan nasunod at nasa part ng coaching staff talaga. Second game, it's too early kaya one game at a time lang.”
PetroGazz controlled the game early as the Perlas Spikers struggled in form under new coach Thai Apichat Kongsawat. The Angels opened the second set with a 9-1 lead before BanKo cut it to 12-11 only to see PetroGazz pull away.
Johnson and Salas fired at will in the third set to create a comfortable cushion before cruising for the win.
Nicole Tiamzon was the only Perlas Spiker in double figures with 11 points while Turkish import Yasemin Yildirim and American reinforcement Kia Bright combined for only 15 points.
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