MIKA Reyes proved that Petron was not only a show of imports Katherine Bell and Stephanie Niemer as the local star stepped up when it mattered most in Game Two of the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix Finals.
Reyes rose to the occasion in Game 2 putting up seven kills, four blocks, and a pair of service aces for 13 points to help Bell and Niemer, who combined for 48 points, as the Blaze Spikers took down the Cargo Movers in four sets and force a winner-take-all Game 3 last Thursday at the Arena in San Juan City.
Petron’s 17-game winning streak was halted in the most important series of their campaign and fell on the brink of getting dethroned after losing to F2 Logistics in Game 1.
But the former La Salle star used it as a wake-up call and just thought on how can she help her team in Game 2.
“Ayoko na rin kasing alalahanin yung Game One, ayoko na magreminisce yung nangyari kasi di siya maganda and I think yung composure talaga mas buo ngayon compared nung Game One,” Reyes said.
“Nung Game One nakita namin weaknesses namin and yung flaws and shortcomings ng bawat isa na kung kailangan ipacover sa kanila hihingi na kami ng tulong,” she added.
As Petron and F2 Logistics dispute the Grand Prix title in the sudden death on Saturday, the national team mainstay is reminding her teammates not to be complacent knowing they're against her former team in the Cargo Movers.
“Hindi kami dapat maging complacent or maging satisfied sa Game Two win. Dapat sa do or die lumaban kasi it’s F2 Logistics,” Reyes said.