Coach Shaq hopes Petron builds on strong Grand Prix start

While newly-appointed head coach Shaq delos Santos is happy with the way Petron dominated Generika, he hopes this is just the start of an upward trend for the Tri-Activ Spikers. 

Import Stephanie Niemer was a monster on offense with 18 points while Serena Warner manned the net admirably as Petron opened their PSL Grand Prix campaign with a bang.

Delos Santos, who took over from George Pascua during the break, said adjusting to their foreign reinforcements hasn’t been easy.

However, he is happy with how his locals teamed up with both Niemer and Warner in dispatching of the Lifesavers.

“Thankful kami syempre kasi nakuha namin yung unang panalo,” he said. “Hopefully, mag-tuloy-tuloy kami kasi syempre mahabang liga ito. Kailangan ma-maintain namin.”

“Syempre kailangan pa namin mag step-up and mas maging consistent pa sa lahat ng mga skills namin, and as a ‘team’ yung galaw namin sa loob ng court,” he added. — By Joyce Palad