Since day one, Jema Galanza was sure that she would finish her five playing years for Adamson University.
And a lackluster fourth season with the Lady Falcons where they finished with a 1-13 record only made her want to come back even stronger next year.
“Pagpasok pa lang ng Adamson sabi ko talaga (tatapusin ko). Oo never [nag-dalawang isip],” Galanza told Akari Sports.
“Gusto kong matapos sa Adamson na maganda yung record. ‘Yung sa paglalaro ko, ayoko naman na, syempre yung nangyari ngayon isa ang panalo namin, gusto ko namang makabawi, gusto ko rin naman na sa libreng pag-aaral ko gusto ko naman may bawi ako.”
And in what could be their springboard for Season 80, Galanza and the Lady Falcons salvaged their last game against the University of the East to avoid a season shutout.
“‘Yung isang panalo namin nakabigay ng luwag sa pakiramdam, syempre at least isang team nakatalo kami, lalo na mas maganda yung pasok next season,” she said.
Galanza had a health scare a couple of weeks ago, but she assured that it was mere fatigue and low blood pressure.
“Normal naman pero low blood lang, over-fatigue, kailangan ko lang kumain ng kumain,” she said.
The open hitter said head coach Air Padda did not allow her to participate in the Reinforced Conference of the Premier V-League but will nonetheless see action in the Open and Collegiate Conferences of the league.