Nicole Tiamzon scored 21 points as BanKo Perlas Spikers bucked a horrible start to beat Creamline Cool Smashers in a five set thriller, 12-25, 25-23, 19-25, 26-24, 15-12, in the ongoing Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Open Conference before a packed Xavier University Gym in Cagayan de Oro City.
Although both teams have already booked their slots in the semifinals, the game was so intense drawing cheers from the Saturday crowd in the city hosting a professional volleyball game for the first time.
Dzi Gervacio added 15 point for BanKo which raised their record to 10-3. Reigning MVP and crowd favorite Alyssa Valdez had 24 points while Jem Galanza chipped in 23 Creamline which fell to 9-3.
View the score sheet below.