Benilde sweeps San Sebastian behind Panaga, Navarro in V-League opener
MANILA, Philippines – Jeanette Panaga exploded with 18 points while Jannine Navarro added 12, as the College of St Benilde Lady Blazers thumped the San Sebastian College Lady Stags, 25-18, 26-24, 25-11, in Group B play during the Shakey's V-League Season 12 Collegiate Conference on Saturday, July 11.
Panaga's attacks blazed through the Lady Stags' defense as she registered 10 kills and likewise showcased her defensive prowess with 7 blocks. Navarro built her output on 10 attacks and a couple of blocks as well.
Benilde dominated most of the contest, held at the FilOil Flying V Arena in San Juan, but San Sebastian put up a fight in the second set, leading to a deuce. But the Lady Blazers regained control in the third set as the Lady Stags sputtered to just 11 points.
Kym Ramos and Melanie Torres had 6 points apiece as Benilde capitalized on 18 San Sebastian errors while keeping their own miscues to a manageable 9.
Jolina Labiano and Nikka Dalisay posted 9 markers apiece while Mariel Sinamban converted on 7 attacks for the fallen Lady Stags. – Rappler.com