Everything and Anything about Tiong Lian



Posted on January 5, 2011 at 8:17 PM


By Henry Liao

Team Standings: Xavier School (3-0), St. Jude Catholic School (3-0), Chiang Kai Shek College (2-1), St. Stephen’s High School (2-2), Hope Christian High School (1-2), Grace Christian College (1-3) and Uno High School (0-4).

Date: January 5, 2011

Venue: Jacinto Tiu Court, Xavier School campus

Game Result: Xavier School 164 – Grace Christian College 74


Before a crowd of nearly 700, prolific Jeron Teng set a new all-time single-game record of 104 points in powering three-time reigning titlist Xavier School to a 164-74 rout of Grace Christian College in their first-round Juniors Division encounter Wednesday night in 41st Metro Manila Tiong Lian Basketball Association high school tournament.

Teng, who also grabbed 24 rebounds (20 of them on the offensive end) and collected six steals and two blocked shots in 35 minutes, broke the old all-time Tiong Lian scoring mark of 64 points, which Xavier School’s Eric Yao (who knocked in 10 triples) set during the 1998 season.

A member of the Philippine Under-16 and Under-18 teams, the 6-1 son of former PBA strongman Alvin Teng shot 37-for-70 from the field (including 1-for-5 from beyond the three-point arc) and 29-for-34 from the free-throw line.

Jeron, a high school junior who is being wooed to suit up for the Under-22 Ph national squad, had quarter scores of 27, 16, 25 and 36 points.

Jeron made his record-breaking 65th and 66th points with 4:25 left in the third quarter and Xavier ahead, 99-42. He knocked in his 99th and 100th markers on a pair of free throws with 54.1 seconds remaining in the fourth period and the Golden Stallions comfortably ahead, 160-72.

Jeron’s older brother Jeric (now with UST in the UAAP) had a Juniors Division career-high of 55 points during his final Tiong Lian season with Xavier School in 2009.

Jeron, who scored 19 of Xavier’s final 21 points in the game, including the last 11, earned his third straight Freego Player of the Game award.

Kyles Lao and Michaelvin Chiong added 17 and 10 points, respectively, for Xavier School, which never trailed throughout the one-sided contest.

The Golden Stallions broke away from a 6-6 tie with 11 consecutive points to move ahead, 17-6. From thereon, the boys of coach Budds Reyes went on an offensive rampage and never looked back.

Xavier School picked up its third straight win in as many assignments, tying St. Jude Catholic School (3-0) for the leadership in the Juniors Division.

Grace Christian College, on the other hand, suffered its third setback in four outings. Senior guard Khristian Furigay topscored for the team with 17 points.

The 164 points and 90-point winning margin by Xavier School were also all-time Tiong Lian team records.

Quarter Scores (XS-GCC): 39-10, 68-32, 110-47, 164-74.



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