Pons happy with label of ‘second libero’ | Inquirer Sports

Pons happy with label of ‘second libero’

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 09:06 PM March 01, 2017
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Bernadeth Pons is not only a reliable scorer for Far Eastern University, she’s also one of the Lady Tamaraws’ primary options for preventing the other team from scoring points.

Pons is the second best scorer of the tournament with 104 points, just six points behind Jaja Santiago, and the fourth best in digs with 87.

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READ: FEU extends streak to 3, sends UP to back-to-back losses

FEU head coach Shaq Delos Santos knows his player’s defensive talent and he even labeled Pons as his “second libero.”

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And Pons doesn’t mind the additional defensive duties.

“I’m the type of attacker who enjoys receiving the ball and playing defense in the back row,” said Pons after a four-set wallop of University of the Philippines, 25-17, 24-26, 25-23, 25-19.

READ: FEU’s Pons rues blown chance vs Ateneo

Pons led FEU with 24 points as the Lady Tamaraws earned their third straight win.

FEU’s talisman also had 23 digs and 14 successful receptions in the match,

“I’m happy when I successfully receive the ball, then the setter gives a good set and the spiker immediately scores the kill,” said Pons.

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