Day 9, Uno HS Gym
Feb. 3, 2012
Xavier School 126 ? Grace Christian College 49
Chiang Kai Shek College 89 ? St. Stephen?s High School 50
Hope Christian High School (5-0)
Xavier School (5-1)
Chiang Kai Shek College (4-2)
St. Jude Catholic School (2-3)
Uno High School (2-3)
St. Stephen?s High School (1-4)
Grace Christian College (0-5)
Games Schedule: 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). Feb. 7 (Tues) ? Quarterfinal Playoffs/ No. 4 St. Jude Catholic
School vs. No. 5 Uno High School (5:30 p.m.) and No. 3 Chiang Kai
Shek College vs. No. 6 St. Stephen?s High School (7 p.m.); Feb.
10 (Fri) ? No. 2 Xavier School vs. No. 7 Grace Christian College
(5:30 p.m.) and XXXXX vs. XXXXX, if necessary (7 p.m.); and Feb.
11 (Sat) ? XXXXX vs. XXXXX, if necessary (5:30 p.m.) and XXXXX vs.
XXXXX, if necessary (7 p.m.).
XAVIER SCHOOL 126 ? GRACE CHRISTIAN COLLEGE
Notes: Xavier School and Grace Christian College
will meet once more in the quarterfinal playoffs with the Golden
Stallions owning a twice-to-beat advantage ?
National player Jeron Teng notched his second 50 points-or-more
performance this season, getting exactly 50 but not before hitting
the floor hard late in the third quarter that caused some concern
in the Xavier community ?
In this encounter, XS led from start to finish, leading 32-6 after
the first quarter and 63-17 at halftime behind Jeron Teng?s 28 points
(10-21 FGA and 8-10 FTA) and Kyles Lao?s nine markers (4-4 FGA and
1-1 FTA) ?
Coach Budds Reyes? boys were never threatened at any point but received
a jolt when Teng, already with 36 points under his name fell awkwardly
off Grace Christian College?s Alfred Co following an attempted putback
with 3:56 left in the third quarter. The 6-2 Teng was shaken off
and sat the rest of the third period, which ended at 91-34 in XS?s
favor. He returned to start the fourth quarter but was replaced
with four minutes left after collecting his 49th and 50th points
with the Gold and Blue ahead, 117-41 ?
XS? biggest lead was 77 points ? 116-39, 120-43, 122-45 and 126-49
(final score) ?
In registering his 50 points in 33 minutes of action, Teng shot
19-for-37 from the field (all from the two-point area) and 12-for-14
from the charity stripes. He also had 14 rebounds, four assists
and three steals ?
Lao chalked up 22 points (8-10 FGA and 6-8 FTA), four boards and
three assists in just 20 minutes. Paolo Cabero was the third XS
scorer in twin digits with 11 markers. Jarrell Lim added seven points
and Martin Tioseco and Henry Yap (2-for-4 from the three-point land)
each totaled six ?
In addition to Teng, two other Xaverians grabbed at least 10 rebounds
? Donald Felbaum (10) and Neil Dy (10) ?
Isaac Go, like Lao a veteran of the 2010 FIBA Asia Under-16 competitions,
was missing on the XS bench for the second game in a row due to
a shoulder injury ?
Grace Christian College was led by burly Rodney Gonzales, who had
a double-double with 16 points and 10 boards plus two blocks, and
Lanz Tan, who had 11 points and six reebies. No other GCC player
scored more than four points ?
Grace Christian College, which tallied a measly 49 points overall,
committed a tournament record-tying 52 turnovers, duplicating its
own dismal mark against Hope Christian HS last Jan. 27.
CHIANG KAI SHEK COLLEGE 89 ? ST. STEPHEN?S
HIGH SCHOOL 50
Notes: CKSC and SSHS will face each other again
in the quarterfinal playoffs with the Blue Dragons owning a twice-to-beat
Regulars Carlo Young and Kimlee Bayquin were in street clothes and
did not suit up for CKSC ?
Pint-sized Kevin Ng hit a pair of triples to give the Stephenians
an early 6-0 lead. However, CKSC came right back with nine consecutive
points (including four by Joshua Tan and a triple by John Nieles)
to take the upperhand, 9-6. SSHS?s Pierre Chan connected on the
first of his six three-pointers in the game to deadlock the count,
9-all. Chan notched second three to put his team ahead, 15-13. Speedy
guard Jayson Jimenez made a pair of free throws for CKSC as the
first 10-minute quarter ended at 15-15 ?
A third trifecta from Chan gave SSHS an 18-17 edge, its last for
the remainder of the game. Jherson San Agustin retaliated with his
own three as CKSC moved ahead, 20-18. This ignited a 15-0 run (10
of them by San Agustin) that buried SSHS for good, 32-18 ?
Halftime score was 40-25 in CKSC?s favor ?
Late in the third quarter, which ended at 67-36, CKSC mentor Goldwin
Monteverde rested his regulars for the rest of the way but the shocktroopers
continued with the offensive onslaught and led by as much as 42
points, 86-44, late in the payoff quarter ?
Five players scored in double figures for the Blue Dragons, who
last won the Tiong Lian Juniors crown in 2007 behind Justin Chua.
The five are San Agustin, 15 points (including 3-for-7 from beyond
the three-point arc); Nieles, 12 points (4-for-5 3FGA) plus nine
rebounds and five handoffs; Tan, 12 points plus seven reebies and
four assists; John Kevin Baytan, 11 points along with a game-best
13 rebounds; and Jimenez, 10 points ?
St. Stephen?s HS, whose lone victory in the elims came against winless
Grace Christian College, was bannered by Chan, who shot 6-for-20
from the field (including 6-for-16 from the three-point territory)
en route to an 18-point night. Ng finished with nine points (on
3-for-23 field shooting) while Kyle Chua and Evan Ong tallied eight
apiece. No SSHS player had more than six rebounds (Chua) in the