Jaja Santiago is V.League’s top blocker as Saitama ends season

Jaja Santiago of Saitama in the Japan V.League. AGEO MEDICS PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — Jaja Santiago completed his fourth Japan V.League season as the league’s top blocker after leading Saitama to a 25-17, 25-20, 25-12 win over Himeji on Sunday at Wink Gymnasium. .

Santiago delivered 12 points on 10 kills, a block and an ace to finish the Ageo Medics season on a high, placing fifth with a 20-13 card.

The 6-foot-5 middle tackle finished the season with the most blocks at 103, averaging 0.81 per set.

Brazilian importer Lorenne Teixeira led Saitama’s final win of the season with 17 points built on 15 kills and two blocks.

Yuka Sato netted 13 points, while Mami Uchiseto added 12 to end their 2021-22 stint.

Himeji ranked 11th out of 12 teams with an 8-25 record. Celeste Plak led the team with 13 points, while Chihiro Sasaki had 10.

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