March 24, 2024

Garcia leads Criss Cross to dominant victory over Richmarc 3B

Criss Cross, drawing another superb all-around game from Jude Garcia, drubbed RichMarc Sports 3B, 25-16, 25-10, 25-22, to gain a share of lead with idle Cignal in the 2024 Spikers’ Turf Open Conference at the Paco Arena in Manila Sunday.

Garcia converted 11 of his 15 attack attempts and delivered five booming aces as he tallied 16 points. He spiked his game-long heroics with nine excellent receptions and seven excellent digs to power the team to the 66-minute victory

It was the King Crunchers’ third consecutive win, catching the defending champion HD Spikers at the helm.

“Siguro okay naman kaso nga lang marami pa kaming kailangan i-polish sa galaw namin, especially sa blockings kasi ang dami naming errors. Kailangan namin pagtuunan pa rin ng pansin yung mga simple mistakes na nangyayari sa loob ng court,” said Garcia.

Rex Intal provided solid support to Garcia, coming through with five kill blocks to finish with 13 points, while Ysay Marasigan added 11 markers.

Manuel Sumanguid registered 14 excellent receptions and four excellent digs while Ish Polvorosa tossed 11 excellent sets for Criss Cross.

The King Crunchers dominated all categories, scoring 42 attack points in just 76 attempts while also scoring eight aces and seven blocks. The Elite Spikers, on the other hand, were limited to just 29 attacks, two aces and one block.

“Maximize lang kung ano yung magandang ginagawa namin. Yung maliliit na bagay importante talaga kasi kailangan simple things doon maguumpisa yung magandang tinatakbo ng team. Kailangan one game at a time,” added the former FEU standout.

Criss Cross will take a two-week break before facing the D’Navigators Iloilo on April 10, also at the Paco Arena.

RichMarc, on the other hand, will face Navy on April 5 at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig with the Elite Spikers seeking to end a three-game skid.

Kernel Ipulan led RichMarc Sports with eight points while Kaiser Rosales added seven markers.