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Jack leads Airybees to winning V League end

T&T senior women’s team volleyballer, Sinead ‘The Grenade’ Jack. T&T’s Sinead Jack amd her Den­so Airy­bees team-mates bat­tled past Ageo Medics 20-25, 23-25, 25-16, 25-21, 15-12 to end the Japan Vol­ley­ball Pre­mier League Women reg­u­lar sea­son witha 10-10 record. De­spite the even sea­son, Airy­bees missed out on a top-five over­all spot in the ta­ble to […]

T&T senior women’s team volleyballer, Sinead ‘The Grenade’ Jack.

T&T’s Sinead Jack amd her Den­so Airy­bees team-mates bat­tled past Ageo Medics 20-25, 23-25, 25-16, 25-21, 15-12 to end the

Japan Vol­ley­ball Pre­mier League Women reg­u­lar sea­son witha 10-10 record.

De­spite the even sea­son, Airy­bees missed out on a top-five over­all spot in the ta­ble to miss the end-of-sea­son play­offs.

Airy­bees record was good enough for 29 points and third spot in the East Con­fer­ence be­hind NEC Red Rock­ets (11-9) with 35 points, and Ageo Medics (11-9) with 32.

How­ev­er, the West Con­fer­ence quar­tet of Hisamit­su (18-2), JT Mar­velous (14-6)), Queen­seis (13-7) and Toy­ota Ar­rows (13-7) with 52, 44, 39 and 37 points re­spec­tive­ly all end­ed with bet­ter points tal­ly.

This meant the five teams who qual­i­fied for the win­ners stage were Hisamit­su Springs, JT Mar­velous, Body Queen­seis, Toray Ar­rows and Okaya­ma Seag­ulls.

Toray Ar­rows star Jana Ku­lan of Azer­bai­jan end­ed the reg­u­lar-sea­son as the best scor­er, scor­ing 544 points with an av­er­age of 27.2 points per game, and was al­so was the best serv­er.

Es­delle’s Pur­sak­lar wins # 17

In Turkey, na­tion­al women’s team cap­tain Krys­tle Es­delle helped Pur­sak­lar Belediye­si to its 17th win in 21 match­es this sea­son, 25-14, 25-17, 25-8 against Halk­bank II to move to 51 points and re­main in sec­ond spot on the 14-team Pool B Lig Bayan­lar.

At the top of the ta­ble is Ankara (19-1) with 56 points af­ter a first loss last weeken while Anaken is third with a 13-8 record and 41 points, one more than Bankasi (13-7) which sits in the fi­nal quar­ter­fi­nal spot from Pool B.

In Pool A, Sariy­er Is­tan­bul (18-1), Yesi­lyurt (15-5), Buyukcek­mece (14-5) and Mal­te­pe Yal­ispor (13-6) oc­cu­py the top four spots with 54, 46, 41 and 37 points re­spec­tive­ly.

Es­delle and her team-mates re­turn to ac­tion on Sat­ur­day ver­sus 12th placed TVF Spor Lis­esi.

Hon­ore in win­ners row

And in Por­tu­gal, Marc-An­tho­ny Hon­ore and SL Ben­fi­ca won twice on the week­end in the Por­tu­gal Men’s A-1 Di­vi­sion to main­tain top spot with two match­es left to play in reg­u­lar sea­son.

SL Ben­fi­ca, first swept past Es­moriz 25-16, 25-23, 25-13 and fol­lowed it up by whip­ping Famal­i­cense 25-9, 25-9, 25-16 to push its record to 23-1 and 69 points, three points more than Sport­ing CP (22-2) while AJF Bas­tar­do is next with an 18-6 record and 53 points, four ahead of SC Es­pin­ho (16-8).

Hon­ore and Ben­fi­ca will con­clude round-robin league play ahead of the play­offs ver­sus Caste­lo da Mala on March 2, and AJF Bas­tar­do, sev­en days lat­er with a League Cup clash ver­sus Vi­to­ria card­ed for March 3, as well.

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