Air Force’s Palomata ‘likely’ out of semis, says coach
Philippine Air Force may have to carry on without a vital presence in its middle area as blocker Dell Palomata could miss the remaining games of the Shakey’s V-League Open Conference.
Jet Spikers head coach Jasper Jimenez said he is anticipating Palomata’s departure with the academic year of University of St. La Salle-Bacolod underway.
“Talagang hindi na siya papayagan, and ang usapan namin pag may pasok na siya, hindi na siya maglalaro,” said Jimenez Wednesday after Air Force’s straight set win at San Juan Arena.
Jimenez, though, is still holding out hope that Palomata’s alma mater will change its mind.
“Siguro kung may pagbabago pa diyan ay baka maawa sa amin ang St. La Salle at palaruin si Dell.”
Palomata averaged 8.75 points across four games with a season-best 16 coming off against Bali Pure in her first match.
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