Amporn drops 23 to keep PetroGazz at bay

Former Thai national mainstay Amporn Hyapha led the way for Tacloban Fighting Warays to their first win in two outings and kept PetroGazz Angels winless in two matches in their grueling five-setter match last Wednesday night.

Amporn had a team-high 23 points off 17 attack points and six kill blocks. Here are other interesting tidbits for that match.


Out of the four matches in the Reinforced Conference to date, this is the first five-setter match. And it did not disappoint.

The Fighting Warays started hot as they led two sets against none only to give way to the resurgence of PetroGazz in the third and fourth set.

It was Amporn who did most of the damage in the fifth set for the Tacloban-bannered club.


Despite outspiking Tacloban Fighting Warays, 61-52, where import Anastasia Trach and local juggernaut Steph Mercado combining for 42 attack points, PetroGazz still succumbed to a more solid Fighting Warays team.


PetroGazz’ import Trach scored a game-high 27 points in a losing fashion. She had 23 attack points and a pair of blocks and aces.


The Fighting Warays toyed on the weak receiving day of the Angels as they slashed 10 points on aces alone, with FEU standout Kyle Negrito chipping in six aces.

With momentum on their side, Tacloban is set to duel against Banko-Perlas on May 16 for their next game while PetroGazz is looking to bounce back from a two-game losing run as they face the high school-laden Balipure team on the same day.