CREAMLINE’s open hitter Jema Galanza was quick to brush off her stare downs at ‘special someone’ Deanna Wong, saying she was only getting pumped up for their PVL Season 2 Open Conference match against Ateneo-Motolite.
Galanza and Wong have been very open about their 'special relationship' on social media and their fans get excited every time they cross paths inside the court.
On Sunday night, Galanza stared at setter Wong each time she nailed an attack against Ateneo's defense, to the delight of fans at the Batangas City Coliseum.
But Galanza insisted she was only bringing out her 'angas' and nothing else.
“Wala, okay lang. Hindi, kasi sinabihan lang ako ng assistant coach ko na mag-angas para mailabas ko yung laro ko. Wala namang meaning yun, charot,” gushed Galanza, who finished with 13 points, 22 excellent receptions, and 18 digs.
Wong blocked Galanza once but the former Adamson star avenged herself with her strong hits. She also swore, “Hindi na siya makakaulit. Hindi ka na makakaulit. Joke lang yun!”
Wong and the Lady Eagles got the last laugh, surviving the Cool Smashers' comeback to pull off a thrilling 25-18, 25-20, 15-25, 23-25, 15-12 victory and seize the solo lead with a 7-2 win-loss record.
Galanza was gracious in defeat.
“Bineso ko siya. Sinabi ko, 'Nice game,' ganun,” she said after the loss that ended Creamline's six-game-winning streak.
But that doesn't mean Galanza is cool with losing. She in fact is longing to get another shot at Wong and the Lady Eagles, if not in the semifinals then perhaps in the finals.
“Madami pang games, semis magkikita pa kami,” she concluded.