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NCR-West fends off CV belles in Shakey’s title match

/ 06:44 AM January 27, 2013

NCR-West shattered the title hopes of the Southwestern University-manned Central Visayas as they defeated the latter in straight sets, 25-22, 26-24, 28-26, to repeat as champions in the  Shakey’s Girls Volleyball Tournament-of-Champions at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium yesterday.

The Hope Christian School-powered NCR proved too much to handle behind Desiree Cheng who had 13 hits and one block while Chester Ong added eight points to help their winning cause.

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CV looked headed to winning the first set after leading, 16-10 but the NCR belles gained their bearings and fought back behind Cheng, Ong and Isabel Molde to draw first blood.

Cheng, NCR-West’s team captain, continued to do her thing in the second set, smashing in to break a 24-24 standoff and put them at set point, before Molde sealed it with a power shot.

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Therese Ramas and Sheena Quino had nine points apiece to lead CV.

NCR-West and Central Visayas sealed a dream title duel after beating their respective opponents in the morning’s crossover semis.

NCR-West bounced back from a second set defeat to beat Western Visayas, 25-15, 21-25, 25-9, while CV survived a stubborn Southern Luzon squad, 25-20, 21-25, 25-20.  /Correspondent Jonas Panerio

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