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    Channon Thompson, Dindin Manabat show way as Foton downs Generika to clinch twice-to-beat advantage

    Apr 7, 2018

    CHANNON Thompson and Dindin Santiago-Manabat showed the way as Foton scored a 25-21, 25-17, 21-25, 25-20 victory over Generika-Ayala on Saturday in the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga Grand Prix at the Batangas City Sports Center.

    The Tornadoes earned a twice-to-beat edge in the quarterfinals.

    Petron and F2 Logistics, both at 8-1, clinched the first two quarterfinal incentives.

    Thompson tallied 20 kills, six aces and a block for 27 points while Manabat chipped in 10 kills, three blocks and an ace for 14 points as the Tornadoes notched their fifth win in nine matches.

    Canadian import Elizabeth Wendel had 12 hits, while Serbia’s Katarina Vukamanovic shone in the backline with 17 of the Tornadoes’ 47 excellent digs.

    “This is a good win because we already have the twice-to-beat advantage in the semifinals,” said Foton coach Rommel Abella.

    “We just don’t know whether we’ll end up No. 3 or 4. It all depends on the outcome of this match between Cocolife and Smart as well as our last game (in the classifications) against F2 Logistics.”

    Darlene Ramdin delivered 21 hits while Symone Hayden had 13 points for the Lifesavers, who absornbed their seventh loss in nine matches.

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