BANKO inched closer to locking up the top seed in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Open Conference with a thrilling 12-25, 25-23, 19-25, 26-24, 15-12 victory over Creamline Saturday at Xavier University Gym in Cagayan de Oro.
Nicole Tiamzon powered the Perlas Spikers with 21 points as they rose to 10-3 in the standings.
Dzi Gervacio added 15 points for BanKo in the out-of-town game.
It was a momentum-boosting triumph for the Perlas Spikers as they have now won their last two games after a four-set win over Pocari Sweat last Wednesday.
BanKo can lock up the number one-seed when it meets Tacloban next Saturday at Batangas City Coliseum.
Alyssa Valdez tried to will the Cool Smashers with 24 points as Jema Galanza had 23 in the losing cause.
Creamline dropped to 9-3, but can still move up to a top two spot with its next games against PetroGazz and Adamson-Akari.