|Posted on January 10, 2011 at 8:38 PM|
HOPE, XAVIER WIN
By Henry Liao
Team Standings: Xavier School (5-0), St. Jude Catholic School (4-1), Hope Christian High School (4-2), Chiang Kai Shek College (3-2), St. Stephen’s High School (2-4), Grace Christian College (1-5) and Uno High School (0-5).
Jan. 12, 2011 Games (End of 1st Round): Chiang Kai Shek College vs. St. Jude Catholic School (5:00 p.m.) and Xavier School vs. Uno High School at CKSC Gym
Date: January 10, 2011
Venue: San Jacinto Court, Xavier School campus
Hope Christian HS 103 – Grace Christian College 58
Xavier School 106 – Uno High School 63
Hope Christian High School completed its first-round schedule with a 103-58 decision over Grace Christian College in a Juniors Division game in the 41st Metro Manila Tiong Lian Basketball Association high school tournament.
Errol Villar presided over Hope Christian’s fourth victory in six assignments, chalking up 36 points (15-for-19 from the field and 6-for-9 from the free-throw line) and 12 rebounds to earn Freego Player of the Game honors. Janrey Garrido contributed 20 points, and big men Jessiery Pedrosa and King Benemerito had 12 and 11, respectively, for coach Steve Tiu’s troops.
Grace Christian was bannered by David Licauco, who scored 11 points, grabbed 13 boards and handed out six assists.
Quarter Scores (HCHS-GCC): 31-8, 54-19, 82-38, 103-58.
In the main game, three-time defending Juniors Division titlist Xavier School improved its record to 5-0 with a 106-63 triumph over St. Stephen’s High School.
Overall, the Golden Stallions own 24-game winning streak (over four seasons) going into its final first-round encounter against winless Uno High School on Wednesday.
Four Xaverians scored in double digits against the Stephenians – Jeron Teng (36 points, including 27 in the first half, along with 17 rebounds and four assists in 27 minutes), Michaelvin Chiong (12), Jarrell Lim (12) and Chase Tan (12, 4 threes).
Teng, who was interviewed by Lia Cruz of TV-5 and Solar Sports in the early minutes of the second quarter, was subsequently named the Freego Player of the Game.
St. Stephen’s HS, which finished its first-round assignment with a 2-4 record, was led by frontliners Kent Lao, who collected 26 points and nine rebounds, and Adrian Te, who had 14 markers and eight reebies.
Quarter Scores (XS-SSHS): 33-11, 61-26, 84-41, 106-63.