first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netKatherine Bell was a late replacement for the injured Hillary Hurley, but she arrived just in time for Petron and its redemption tour in the 2018 Philippine Superliga Grand Prix.Bell had a triumphant PSL debut on April 24 at the start of the Blaze Spikers’ semifinals showdown against Cocolife where she wasted no time in showing what she’s made of with a 29-point performance.ADVERTISEMENT The 25-year-old Bell made a great first impression, but at that point, her best was yet to come and it was during Petron’s finals rematch with rival F2 Logistics where the former University of Texas ace shone the brightest.Bell averaged 28.3 points in the title series, which included a 42-point explosion in a Game 1 victory and a 28-point outing in the deciding Game 3.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“She (Bell) is an amazing player, all-around player. She really played a big role to our team and just helped us big time to win this championship,” said Petron head coach Shaq delos Santos in Filipino after steering his team to the title on Saturday night.Lindsay Stalzer, who won her second PSL title and became the league’s first two-time MVP, had all praise for Bell. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “Kat was an immense support. Her maturity and composure, I’m just so grateful to her. She had incredible performances and she’s a freaking high class level player,” Stalzer marveled.Bell returned the favor to Stalzer.She said having Stalzer around helped her adjust and learn the Blaze Spikers’ system quickly.“Before I got here, she was already here and that made it pretty easy for me,” Bell said.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames MOST READ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Castro propels unbeaten TNT past struggling Ginebra Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMClast_img

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