Shopinas whips Mane N Tail for a split of back-to-back matches
Shopinas recovers to stay within striking distance of league-leading Petron. Dante Peralta

CHA Cruz led the way as downed Mane ‘N Tail, 25-23, 25-20, 25-16, on Thursday in the Philippine Super Liga All Filipino Conference at Cuneta Astrodome.

Cruz scored 18 and Paneng Mercado added 14 as the Lady Clickers bounced back from a tough five-set loss to Philips on Wednesday.

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The Lady Clickers needed an hour and 28 minutes to take their fourth win in seven matches for second spot behind unbeaten Petron (7-0), which has secured the first spot in the semifinals.

“Tiwala na lang sa sarili ang nagpanalo sa amin malaking bagay ’yung talo kagabi sabi ko nga move on tayo agad at kalimutan na ang nangyari,” said coach Ramil de Jesus.

Danika Gendrauli and Honey Royce Tubino combined for 21 points for Mane ‘N Tail, which absorbed their fifth loss in seven matches.

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