Petron eyes early solo lead

first_imgEugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying With two wins under its belt, Petron is gunning for early solo leadership against Foton Saturday in the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix triple-header at Bacoor Strike Gym in Cavite.“We can still do better, we have the talent yes, but playing as a team, I still would like to see more,” said Delos Santos who is also the head coach of the national women’s team.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThat’s bad news for Foton, which is on a rebuilding stage after its stars Jaja Santiago and Dindin Manabat set off for the Japan V League.The Tornadoes won their first outing, beating United Volleyball Clubs in a game which saw their imports Courtney Felinski and Selime Ilyasoglu taking charge. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Petron coach Shaq delos Santos believes his Petron team has yet to reach its full potential.ADVERTISEMENT But Foton coach Aaron Velez noted the roles played by their low-profile locals led by Maika Ortiz, CJ Rosario, Gen Casugod, Elaine Kasilag and Shaya Adorador.“Petron is a strong team, so we need to match up to their level,” said Velez. “Our teamwork is getting better. This is a good opportunity for us to show what we can do.”Cignal will shoot for its second straight win against Sta. Lucia Realty, while Generika-Ayala clashes with PLDT in other matches.The Blaze Spikers will come into the match fresh from their three-set triumph over the Lifesavers (25-16, 25-23, 25-15) late Thursday.Stephanie Niemer fired 24 points for Petron in that match and she is expected to once again be a major scoring option for the Blaze Spikers along with Kath Bell.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Manotoc returns for Canlubang Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebralast_img read more