Day 8, Uno HS Gym
Jan. 31, 2012
Xavier School 89 ? St. Jude Catholic School 67
Uno High School 57 ? St. Stephen?s High School 45
Hope Christian High School (5-0)
Xavier School (4-1)
Chiang Kai Shek College (3-2)
St. Jude Catholic School (2-3)
Uno High School (2-3)
St. Stephen?s High School (1-4)
Grace Christian College (0-4)
Games Schedule: Feb. 3 (Fri) ? Xavier
School vs. Grace Christian College (5:30 p.m.) and Chiang Kai Shek
College vs. St. Stephen?s High School (7 p.m.); and Feb. 4 (Sat)
? Hope Christian High School vs. Uno High School (5 p.m.) and Grace
Christian College vs. St. Jude Catholic School (6:30 p.m.). (End
of Elimination Round)
XAVIER SCHOOL 89 ? ST. JUDE CATHOLIC SCHOOL
Notes: Xavier School phenom Jeron Teng opened with a twinner but
Joel Chang hit for a three as St. Jude Catholic School took the
upperhand, 3-2, for the Judenites? only lead in the game ?
SJCS?s top gun Jason Ligad made a basket to trim XS?s lead to 16-11
before a decisive 16-0 blast (eight of them by reserve Marco Ayuste)
bridging the first and second quarters (first quarter score was
18-11) gave the Golden Stallions a commanding 32-11 advantage ?
Teng and Kyles Lao each scored eight points as Xavier School led,
38-23, at halftime. Ligad had 14 of SJCS?s 23 markers in the opening
20 minutes ?
An 8-0 run bridging the second and third quarters resulted in the
Gold and Blue?s enjoying a 21-point advantage, 44-23 ?
Teng scored seven points in another 9-0 blast (from 50-27) to lift
coach Budds Reyes? troops to a 59-27 advantage ?
The third quarter ended at 69-47 as SJCS?s Kurt Uy, returning from
a three-game sabbatical due to an ankle sprain, split his free throws
The Golden Stallions were ahead by at least 20 points in the fourth
The league?s No. 1 scorer with a 30.8 ppg, Teng fouled out with
six minutes left (79-55 XS lead) after collecting 30 points, 10
rebounds, four assists and three steals in just 27 minutes of action.
He shot 14-for-37 from the field and 2-for-4 from the foul line
Lao, who owned a league third-best 20.8-point clip after four appearances,
put together 28 points (on a 12-for-23 FG clip), six boards, three
assists and three steals in 26 minutes. Ayuste added 10 points in
18 minutes ?
Ligad, who was averaging 23 points going into the game (second best
in the tournament), starred for the Judenites with a double-double
in points (27, 9-for-22 FG shooting)) and rebounds (11). He also
dished out four assists but committed nine turnovers ?
Center Francis Go was the only other SJCS double-digit scorer with
10 markers along with eight reebies. Uy contributed nine points
while bull-strong Richard Sy totaled eight points and eight boards
Free-throw shooting was an eyesore. St. Jude Catholic School made
only 16-for-35 (.457) from the line while Xavier School went 11-for-20
(.550). The Judenites outrebounded the Golden Stallions, 57-54,
but had more turnovers, 40-25 ?
No. 2 seed Xavier School will meet No. 7 seed Grace Christian College
in the quarterfinals armed with a twice-to-beat advantage.
UNO HIGH SCHOOL 57 ? ST. STEPHEN?S HIGH SCHOOL
Notes: Uno High School picked up its second victory in five assignments
to snatch the No. 5 seed. The Uneans, whose only other win came
against winless Grace Christian College, will clash with No. 4 seed
St. Jude Catholic School in the quarterfinals, with the Judenites
owning a two-to-beat incentive ?
With the loss, its fourth in five appearances, St. Stephen?s High
School was relegated to the No. 6 seed. The Stephenians will take
on No. 3 seed Chiang Kai Shek College in the quarterfinals, with
the latter enjoying a twice-to-beat advantage ?
Uno led from start to finish. The Uneans took the first 10-minute
quarter by a 16-12 score and and were ahead by 17 points at halftime,
32-15 (meaning the terrible off-form Stephenians scored just three
points in the second quarter) as playmaker Alvin Ang scored all
of his 12 points in the opening half ?
In the entire second half, SSHS came no closer than 14 points, 39-25,
on a pair of free throws by center Adrian Te. His Uno counterpart
Ryan Lim, though, was unstoppable in the shaded lane in the second
half, knocking in all of his game-high 16 markers (6-8 FGA, 4-6
FTA) in the final 20 minutes. Lim also grabbed 13 rebounds for a
Pint-sized SSHS playmaker Kevin Ng, who had six points, three assists
and two steals for the game, was injured with 3:25 left in the third
quarter and was sidelined the rest of the way ?
Uno was ahead, 50-30, after three quarters and was never seriously
threatened in the fourth period ?
Four timeouts, including three by SSHS, were called in the final
39 seconds ?
Aside from Lim and Ang, skipper Philipp Licaros scored in twin digits
for Uno with 10 points, along with seven rebounds and seven assists.
Burly David Chua had eight points (including back-to-back threes
to end the first half) and eight boards and Kevin Kok contributed
seven points and four reebies for Uno ?
Pierre Chan connected on four treys (out of 12 attempts) and had
13 points and six boards for the Stephenians, who also got nine
and seven markers from Evan Ong and Te, respectively.