10-20-2012, 12:27 AM

11 teams are divided into two groups

Far Eastern University (UAAP 1)
San Sebastian College (NCAA 2)
CSB-La Salle-Greenhills (NCAA 3)
Ateneo de Manila (UAAP 4)
Chiang Kai Shek College (TIONG LIAN 1)
Xavier School (TIONG LIAN 3)

San Beda College (NCAA 1)
National University (UAAP 2)
University of Santo Tomas (UAAP 3)
Colegio de San Juan de Letran (NCAA 4)
Hope Christian High School (TIONG LIAN 2)
St. Jude Catholic School (TIONG LIAN 4)* - withdrew


Each group will play a single round against each other. *Top four teams advance to the knockout quarterfinals with the following pairings: *A1 vs. B4 (Q1), A2 vs. B3 (Q2), A3 vs. B2 (Q3), and A4 vs. B1 Q4). **The knockout semifinals feature Q1 vs. Q3 and Q2 vs. Q4. *Semifinal losers will play for third place. *Semifinal winners will play for the title. *All ties are to be resolved according to the FIBA Quotient System


Opening Date: *Saturday October 27
Venue: *San Juan Arena
Time: *9:15 a.m., five games

Succeeding Playdates (all at Chiang Kai Shek College Gym, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.): *Sunday October 28, Sunday November 11, Saturday November 17, Sunday November 18, Sunday November 25 (quarterfinals), Friday November 30 (semifinals), and Sunday December 2 (finals)

Television Coverage: *BTV (Solar Sports)

2012 UAAP JUNIORS (75th Season)

G Jerie Pingoy (FEU-Diliman)
G Thirdy Ravena (ADMU)
F Henri Renzo) Subido (DLS-Z)
F Alvin Ungria (UST)
C Reggienal Morido (NU) – Rookie of the Year

Jerie Marlon (Koko) Pingoy, FEU-Diliman (2nd straight year); holds single-game league record of 43 points (including a record 12 triples) vs. UE, 93-39, Sept. 9); double-figures scoring in all 17 games this season.

FINALS MVP – Roger Domingo, FEU-Diliman

BEST-OF- 3 FINALS, FEU-Diliman beat NU, 2-0
Baby Tamaraws (coached by Mike Oliver) ended a 25-year title drought, last winning the title in 1987 behind Johnny Abarrientos; returned to UAAP juniors division in 2005, lost to NU in 2011 after taking Game One of the best-of-three Finals; FEU and NU in Finals for 2nd year in a row; NU beat FEU, 80-75, to prevent Baby Tamaraws’ 14-game elims sweep; FEU beat NU, 70-62, in first round; In 2011, NU (coached by 32-year-old Jeff Napa, a key member of NU Bulldogs in their 2001 Final 4 stint)) copped its first title in 37 years (1974) behind Finals MVP Raphael Atangan


Game One – FEU-Diliman 78 – NU 77

Jerie Pingoy – 16 points
Joel Lee Yu – 12 points
Roger Domingo – (hit game-winning triple) 11 points
Joshua Aguilon – 11 points
Jeson Delfinado – 11 points

Raphael Atangan – 23 points
Reggienal Morido – 16 points
Hubert Cani – 16 points

Game Two – FEU-Diliman 113 – NU 109 (3 OT)

Jerie Marlon (Koko) Pingoy (senior) – 32 points, 11 rebounds, 7 assists and 3 steals
Roger Domingo – 23 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
Joshua Aguilon – 15 points
Jeson Delfinado – 14 points

Raphael Atangan (forward) – 26 points
Hubert Cani – 19 points
Exiquiel Biteng – 17 points

No. 1 FEU Baby Tamaraws (13-1) 70 – No. 4 Ateneo Blue Eaglets (8-6) 67

Jerie Pingoy – 19 points
Joshua Aguilon – 19 points

Michael Nieto – 16 points
Antonio Asistio – 12 points
Matthew Nieto – 10 points
Thirdy Ravena – 8 points

No. 2 NU Bullpups (13-1) 78 – No. 3 UST Tiger Cubs (10-4) 66

Hubert Cani – 21 points and 6 rebounds
Raphael Atangan – 18 points, 4 assists and 3 blocks

Prince Martin (he had 41 points vs. DLS-Zobel, 85-63, Sept. 9) – 25 points
Alvin Ungria – 19 points

2012 NCAA JUNIORS (88th Season)

Game One – San Beda College 69 – San Sebastian College 51

Arvin Tolentino – 20 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
Joshua Caracut (Youth) – 17 points
Javee Mocon (forward) – 15 points, 17 rebounds and 2 blocks off the bench

Lorenzo Navarro – 7 points
Onyok Velalsco – 7 points
Carlos Escalambre – 7 points
Michael Calisaan – 6 points
Ryan Costelo – 6 points

Game Two –

San Beda and San Sebastian last met in the NCAA Finals in 2010
Red Cubs (coached by Britt Reroma), who have already surpassed Mapua Tech as the winningest team in NCAA juniors history, are looking for their first-ever 4th straight title and 20th title overall; Reroma has won two titles after multi-titled coach Ato Badolato, who owns 16 titles (last one in 2010), retired.

No. 1 San Beda Red Cubs 61 – No. 4 Letran Squires 57
Red Cubs advance to Finals for 4th straight season

Arvin Tolentino – 19 points and 16 rebounds

Rey Nambatac (national Under-18 member, senior) – 24 points, 6 rebounds, 6 steals and 3 assists
John Quinto (NCAA Juniors Rookie of the Year/MVP) – 21 points and 12 rebounds
Ivan Villanueva – 6 points
Angelo Galleon – 2 points
Ken Alas – 0 points

No. 2 San Sebastian College Staglets 58 – No. 3 CSB-La Salle Greenhills Greenies/Junior Blazers 55

Michael Calisaan – 23 points and 19 rebounds
Onyok Velasco Jr. (son of 1996 Atlanta Olympics boxing silver medalist) – hit buzzer-beating triple with 12 points

Robert Bolick (rookie) – 24 points, 8 rebounds and 3 steals
Mercado – 10 points and 12 rebounds
Kobe Paras – 3 points


CSB-La Salle (2011 runnerup behind Thomas Torres) 75 – Letran 70

Robert Bolick – 34 points
Mark Sy – 13 points and 9 rebounds
Charles Yap – 10 points and 5 rebounds

John Quinto – 23 points
Angelo Galleon – 19 points
Rey Nambatac – 14 points
Ivan Villanueva – 9 points
Ken Alas – 3 points

No. 1 San Beda College (17-1) vs. No. 4 Letran (13-5)
No. 2 San Sebastian College (16-2) vs. No. 3 CSB-La Salle Greenhills (13-5)
San Beda College lost to Mapua Tech (Malayan) Red Robins
San Sebastian College lost twice to San Beda College

10-20-2012, 12:41 AM


Jerie Pingoy (tied for league-best 21.0 ppg, 4.2 rpg, league-best 5.1 apg, league second-best 2.1 spg), Jose Domingo (10.9 ppg, league-best 2.5 spg), Joshua Aguilon (9.1 ppg, 4.5 rpg), Jeson Delfinado (7.4 ppg, 8.7 rpg), Roger Domingo (5.6 ppg, 4.0 rpg), Rcihard Escoto (5.4 ppg, 6.2 rpg), Jenner Hassan (3.6 ppg, 5.1 rpg), Joshua Palacio (3.4 ppg), Joel Lee Yu (3.4 ppg), Kendrix Belgica (3.2 ppg), Woo You (3.1 ppg), Grecco Magbuhos (1.6 ppg), John Domingo (1.6 ppg), David Completo (1.3 ppg), Carl Lumba (1.1 ppg), and Miguel Palana (1.0 ppg)

Raphael Atangan (14.1 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 2.7 apg), Hubert Cani (13.5 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 4.7 apg), Reggienal Morido (13.1 ppg, league fourth-best 9.6 rpg), John Cauilan (9.9 ppg, 8.8 rpg), Ralph Busa (8.1 ppg), John Rey Lapiz (4.6 ppg, 4.6 rpg), Exiquiel Biteng (3.3 ppg), Lorenzo Battad (3.1 ppg), Angel Banawan (2.4 ppg), Jerome Canaynay (1.9 ppg), Levi Dela Cruz (1.0 ppg), Cyprian Castillo (0.9 ppg), Manuel Mosqueda (0.8 ppg), Jose Lopena (0.7 ppg), Vincent Claveria (0.0 ppg), and Rafael Busa (0.0 ppg)

Alvin Ungria (15.4 ppg, 8.9 rpg), Prince Martin (14.3 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 2.2 apg), Alvin Baetiong (9.0 ppg, league third-best 9.8 rpg, 1.2 bpg), Nicko Bahia (9.0 ppg, 5.1 rpg), Vaughn Soriano (7.7 ppg, league second-best 10.6 rpg), Thristan Laman (5.0 ppg, 2.0 apg, 1.2 spg), Paulo Corre (5.0 ppg), Jan Mayor (4.6 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 2.3 apg), James Abuyen (4.1 ppg), Charles Lavarias (1.3 ppg), Rean Berdijo (1.3 ppg), Isaiah Dandan (1.2 ppg), Klein Borje (1.2 ppg), Patrick Ramirez (1.1 ppg), Ryan Syyap (0.5 ppg), and Juan Garcia (0.0 ppg)

Antonio Asistio (16.7 ppg), Thirdy Ravena (15.3 ppg, 10.9 rpg, 4.9 apg), Michael Nieto (10.8 ppg, league fifth-best 9.5 rpg), Aaron Black (8.5 ppg, 3.4 rpg), Matthew Nieto (6.9 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 3.8 apg), Jose Mendoza (4.7 ppg), Martin Capacio (3.3 ppg, 3.3 rpg), Mark Gamboa (3.0 ppg, 3.3 apg), Karol Vitangcol (2.7 ppg, 4.5 rpg), Jose Escaler (2.5 ppg, 4.4 rpg), Martin Puno (2.5 ppg), Javier Consuji (1.8 ppg), Miguel Calilung (1.4 ppg), Paolo Quiago (1.1 ppg), Ronald Vinasoy (1.0 ppg), and Ivan Jose (0.6 ppg)


15-Arvin Tolentino (18.8 ppg, 9.7 rpg, 1.4 bpg), 10-Javee Mocon (12.3 ppg, 9.2 rpg, 1.6 bpg), 9-Adven Diputado (9.9 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 3.1 apg), 14-Joshua Caracut (9.0 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 2.0 apg), 8-Ranbill Tongco (8.2 ppg, 1.8 rpg, 2.9 apg), 4-Alejandro Iρigo (7.0 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 3,0 apg, 1.5 spg), 11-Evan Furaque (5.9 ppg, 3.2 rpg), 6-Lance Abude (4.8 ppg), 19-Paolo Macapayag (4.3 ppg), 16-Ryan Gumtang (4.3 ppg), 5-Niko Abatayo (4.1), 17-Franz Abuda (3.9 ppg), 12-Benjamin De Villeres (2.8 ppg), 7- aolo Brojan (1.6 ppg), and 13-Carlito Romero (1.6 ppg)

7-Michael Calisaan (13.6 ppg, 9.9 rpg, 1.2 bpg), 16-Rhanzel Yong (9.1 ppg, 6.9 rpg), 12-Jon Macasaet (8.8 ppg, 10.4 rpg, 1.6 bpg), 4-Ryan Costelo (8.6 ppg, 6.0 apg), 6-Onyok Velasco (7.9 ppg, 1.2 apg), 8-Carlos Escalambre (7.0 ppg, 3.3 rpg), 15-Alfren Gayosa (5.9 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 3.4 apg, 1.3 spg), 5-Mark Gatdula (5.6 ppg, 5.0 rpg), 11-Lorenzo Navarro (5.0 ppg, 2.2 apg), 19-Pocholo Loor (4.1 ppg), 9-Jasper Magno (4.1 ppg), 10-Jeff Santos (2.6 ppg), 17-Paul Miasco (1.4 ppg), Jasneth Causon (1.2 ppg), and Jethro Malamug (1.0 ppg)

13-Robert Bolick (19.2 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 4.5 apg, 2.6 spg, 1.3 bpg), 7-Mario Bonleon (17.7 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 0.9 bpg), 8-Jose Mercado (8.5 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 1.0 bpg), 16-Angelo Vito (7.7 ppg, 6.8 rpg), 10-Isaiah Laigo (7.6 ppg, 3.1 apg, 1.5 spg), 6-Charles Yap (7.4 ppg), 17-Mark Sy (6.2 ppg, 5.0 rpg), 14-Andre Paras (5.4 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 1.1 bpg), 18-Kobe Paras (4.6 ppg, 3.1 rpg), 12-Chris Tesorero (4.2 ppg), 9-Alexis Barrera (3.9 ppg), 11-Victor Ramilo (2.6 ppg), 15-Carlo Aytona (2.4 ppg), 5-Lorenzo Manzano (1.9 ppg), and Tsaddy Rangel (1.6 ppg)

10-John Quinto (17.6 ppg, 13.8 rpg, 3.8 apg), 14-Ivan Villanueva (16.3 ppg, 7.6 rpg, 3.7 apg, 2.1 spg), 6-Rey Nambatac (15.9 ppg, 8.9 rpg, 4.3 apg, 3.2 spg), 16-Angelo Galleon (9.2 ppg, 1.8 rpg), 13-Yves Sazon (6.7 ppg, 5.3 rpg), 8-Jason Abao (5.6 ppg), 5-Ken Alas (5.1 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 1.6 apg), 15-Ralph Ramos (3.3 ppg), 4-Mark Geli (3.1 ppg), 18-Aaron Resma (1.5 ppg), 7-Miguel Castro (1.4 ppg), and Mark Seman (0.7 ppg)

10-28-2012, 11:33 PM
Can you post results of the games? Thanks!

10-29-2012, 08:32 AM
FEU, SBC storm past rivals in PSSBC opener

(The Philippine Star)

Updated October 29, 2012 12:00 AM

MANILA, Philippines - UAAP Jrs. champion Far Eastern University-Diliman and NCAA titlist San Beda College needed clutch plays from their top guns to turn back their respective rivals at the start of the first Philippine Secondary Schools Basketball Championship (PSSBC) at The Arena in San Juan over the weekend.

MVP Jerie Pingoy scored 22 points as the Baby Tamaraws repulsed the Chiang Kai Shek College Dragons, 81-77, in overtime.

The 5-foot-8 Pingoy knocked in two crucial jumpers in the extra period to help carry the Baby Tams past the Metro Manila Tiong Lian Basketball Association (MMTLBA) champions.

Billed as the next Johnny Abarrientos of FEU, Pingoy also set the plays for his teammates, including Roger and JJ Domingo who chipped in 12 points each.

The Dragons, led by Joshua Tan and Al Salim, had two chances to steal the win in regulation but blew them both as the Baby Tams toughned up on defense.

San Beda also found the going tough against Hope Christian High School, another team from MMTLBA, as it came from behind to post a 95-91 victory in the other game.

University of Santo Tomas and San Sebastian College also struggled before hurdling their respective rivals.

Former Philippine U-18 standout Arvie Tolentino imposed his will inside as the Red Cubs, with a record 20 NCAA titles, turned back the Hope Christian side, which led majority of the way.

The HCHS cagers led, 65-58, early in the fourth period but made poor shot selections, enabling the Red Cubs to strike back and snatch the win in the tournament backed by Ironcon Builders, Jumbo Plastic Linoleum, Wrangler, Dickies Underwear, MEC Networks, Blackwater Sports, Hapee Toothpaste and Welcoat.

UST, on the other hand, downed last year’s UAAP champion National University, 72-63, while SSC also posted a 108-98 overtime win over multi-titled MMTLBA champion Xavier School.

Though CKSC, Hope and Xavier lost, league vice chairman Dioceldo Sy, who played for Uno High School during his Tiong Lian days, was happy with their performance.

“The Tiong Lian teams are fast catching up with UAAP and NCAA teams, sooner or later, they would be able to beat them,” said Sy, who thanked Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) executive director Sonny Barrios and The STAR columnist Quinito Henson for gracing the affair.

Meantime, the FEU-CKSC game will be aired on Basketball TV (Channel 34) on Wednesday at 11 p.m. through the sponsorship of Davies Paints and Bon Chon Chicken.

10-29-2012, 10:20 AM
Thanks Sir Joe!

10-31-2012, 09:51 AM
From Philippine Star, Oct. 31.

"MANILA, Philippines - Four-time NCAA champion San Beda College hacked out another thriller against National University but San Sebastian College pulled off a shock win over UAAP titlist Far Eastern University-Diliman in the first Philippine Secondary Schools Basketball Championship (PSSBC) at the Chiang Kai Shek College gym last Sunday.

Drawing big games from NCAA Finals MVP Jayvee Mocon and former Phl U-18 standout Arvie Tolentino and Alejandro Inigo, the Red Cubs outlasted the Bullpups, 71-66, for their second straight win in Group B.

Inigo topscored for the Red Cubs with 17 points, including seven in the final period while Tolentino, who starred in the team’s 95-91 win over Hope Christian High School in the opener last Saturday, added 14 markers.

But the day belonged to the Staglets, who stunned the Baby Tamaraws, 66-58, to remain the only unbeaten squad in Group A.

Alfren Gayosa fired 16 points while Jon Macasaet and Onyok Velasco, Jr. combined for 16 markers for the Recoletos-based squad.

In other games, Xavier School became the first team from Metro Manila Tiong Lian Basketball Association (MMTLBA) to barge into the win column, beating Ateneo, 87-80, while University of Santo Tomas nipped Letran, 69-68.

With their wins, San Beda, UST and San Sebastian moved a step closer from earning berths in the quarterfinals in the event sponsored by Wrangler, Welcoat House Paints, Ironcon Builders, Jumbo Plastic Linoleum, Dickies Underwear, MEC Networks, Blackwater Sports and Hapee Toothpaste.

FEU star Jerie Pingoy was held to just eight points after unloading a 22-point output in their opening day win over Chiang Kai Shek College last Saturday.

Meantime, the FEU-CKSC game will be aired on Basketball TV (Channel 34) on Wednesday at 11 p.m. through the sponsorship of Davies Paints and Bon Chon Chicken.

The top four teams after the elims of the 10-team tournament will advance to the quarters."

Sam Miguel
11-05-2012, 10:29 AM
Red Cubs, Staglets show strength

Philippine Daily Inquirer

10:20 pm | Sunday, November 4th, 2012

NCAA teams continued to rule the roost in the Philippine Secondary Schools Basketball Championship (PSSBC) as 20-time champion San Beda and arch rival San Sebastian won their first two games.

With former Philippine U-18 standout Arvie Tolentino, Alejandro Iρigo and Finals MVP Jayvee Mocon at the firing end, the Red Cubs outlasted last year’s UAAP champion National University, 71-66, last week and installed themselves as heavy favorites to rule the inaugural staging of the tournament among the finest junior teams in Metro Manila.

“Their players are now ready to play in college, especially Tolentino,” Dioceldo Sy, member of the board of directors, said. “He’s playing beyond his age, so I will not be surprised if he becomes one of the most-sought after players around.”

The 6-foot-4 Tolentino averaged 17.5 points in two games while Iρigo and Mocon normed 16 and 15, respectively, for the Red Cubs, NCAA’s champions for the last four years who led Group B.

San Beda downed Hope Christian High School, 95-91, in the opener last Oct. 27.

Not to be outdone, the SSC Staglets paced Group A following their stunning 66-58 win over UAAP champion Far Eastern University Baby Tamaraws last Sunday where they threw Ateneo-bound Jerie Pingoy out his comfort zone with their solid defense.

The win over the Baby Tamaraws was a fitting follow-up to the Staglets’ 108-98 decision of multititled Xavier School of Metro Manila Tiong Lian Basketball Association (MMTLBA).

Like the Red Cubs, the Staglets also leaned on their standouts Alfren Gayosa, Michael Calisaan, Jon Macasaet and Onyok Velasco Jr. to stay unbeaten in the tournament sponsored by Wrangler, Welcoat House Paints, Ironcon Builders, Jumbo Plastic Linoleum, Dickies Underwear, MEC Networks, Blackwater Sports and Hapee Toothpaste.

University of Santo Tomas also shone by downing NU, 72-63, in the opener and Letran, 69-68, in overtime last Sunday.

Meantime, the game between the Red Cubs and the Hope Christians in the opener will be aired on Basketball TV (Channel 34) at 11 p.m. on Wednesday through the sponsorship of Davies Paints and Bon Chon Chicken.

Sam Miguel
11-05-2012, 10:31 AM
From our own Henry Liao - - -


Kyles Lao, Xavier School (2 games, 36.0 ppg)
Jarrell Lim, Xavier School (2 games, 24.5 ppg)
Clint Doliquez, HCHS (1 game, 21.0 ppg)
Rey Nambatac, Letran (1 game, 20.0 ppg)
Joshua Tan, CKSC (1 game, 20.0 ppg)
Al Salim, CKSC (1 game, 20.0 ppg)
John Quinto, Letran (1 game, 19.0 ppg)
Jollo Go, HCHS (1 game, 19.0 ppg)
Antonio Asistio, Ateneo (1 game, 18.0 ppg)
Prince Martin, UST (2 games, 17.5 ppg)
Arvin Tolentino, SBC (2 games, 17.5 ppg)
Aldrin Baetiong, UST (2 games, 15.5 ppg)
Jerie Pingoy, FEU (2 games, 15.0 ppg)
Alejandro Iρigo, SBC (2 games, 15.0 ppg)
Alfren Gayosa, SSC (2 games, 15.0 ppg)

Aldrin Baetiong, UST (2 games, 16.0 rpg)
John Quinto, Letran (1 game, 15.0 rpg)
Al Salim, CKSC (1 game, 15.0 rpg)
Wilson Bartolome, CKSC (1 game, 15.0 rpg)
Reggienal Morido, NU (2 games, 12.5 rpg)
Michael Calisaan, SSC (2 games, 12.0 rpg)
Richard Escoto, FEU (2 games, 12.0 rpg)
John Apacible (1 game, 12.0 rpg)
Gabrielle Capacio, Ateneo (1 game, 11.0 rpg)
Arvin Tolentino, SBC (2 games, 10.5 rpg)
Jorem Soriano, UST (2 games, 10.0 rpg)

Ryan Costelo, SBC (2 games, 6.0 apg)
John Quinto, Letran (1 game, 6.0 apg)
Leo Guion, HCHS (1 game, 5.0 apg)
Hubert Cani, NU (2 games, 4.5 apg)
Jerie Pingoy, FEU (2 games, 4.5 apg)
Antonio Asistio, Ateneo (1 game, 4.0 apg)
Mark Gamboa, Ateneo (1 game, 4.0 apg)
Kimlee Bayquin, CKSC (1 game, 4.0 apg)
Jollo Go, HCHS (1 game, 4.0 apg)
Alejandro Iρigo, SBC (2 games, 3.5 apg)
Jarrell Lim, Xavier School (2 games, 3.5 apg)

Joshua Tan, CKSC (1 game, 5.00 spg)
Alfren Gayosa, SSC (2 games, 3.00 spg)
Jarrell Lim, Xavier School (2 games, 2.50 spg)

Wilson Bartolome, CKSC (1 game, 5.00 bpg)

Group A – San Sebastian College-Recoletos (2-0), Far Eastern University (1-1), Xavier School (1-1), Chiang Kai Shek College (0-1) and Ateneo de Manila University (0-1)

Group B – San Beda College (2-0), University of Santo Tomas (2-0), Colegio de San Juan de Letran (0-1), Hope Christian High School (0-1) and National University (0-2)


Sunday November 11

9:00 a.m. – FEU vs. ADMU
10:30 a.m. – SBC vs. CSJL
12 noon – CKSC vs. SSC-R
1:30 p.m. – HCHS vs. NU .

12-01-2012, 11:29 PM
From inquirer.net:
MANILA, Philippines—Hope Christian and San Sebastian used a fiery fourth quarter attack to eliminate separate foes in the 1st Philippine Secondary Schools Basketball Championship (PSSBC) at the Chiang Kai Shek gym in Manila.

HCDC leaned on Jollo Go’s fourth quarter explosion for overcome Letran Squires, 67-60, to get a crack at the title in the tournament’s inaugural year.

Go scattered all his 14 points in the payoff period where the Hope Christians turned the tables in their favor, after trailing 41-44 at the end of third.

Clint Doliguez had 22 points, 10 rebounds and two assists while John Apacible added a double-double with 16 points and 15 rebounds.

The Squires was led by Rey Nambatac’s 19 points, 12 rebounds, and five assists but on a losing cause.

San Sebastian, meanwhile, nipped rival San Beda Red Cubs, 75-71, in the other match to set up a meeting with Hope Christian.

Ryan Costelo had 10 of his 15 in the fourth, while Rhandzel Yong poured nine of his team best 21 points to carry the Staglets.

Yong also had 10 big rebounds to best the standouts from the Energen youth squad who are manning the fort for the Red Cubs.

Arvin Tolentino finished with 13 points, Javee Mocon and Joshua Caracut 11 points apiece for San Beda.

12-04-2012, 11:22 AM
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Denied of a title in own backyard, the Metro Manila Tiong Lian Basketball Association, in the last two years (2011 and 2012) with only back-to-back runner-up finishes, Hope Christian High School turned to the 1st Philippine Secondary Schools Basketball Championship to secure a crown that was just as prestigious as the victories came not only against its rivals from the Tiong Lian but also against the top junior teams from the NCAA and UAAP leagues.
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Hope Christian High School defeated NCAA runner-up San Sebastian College-Recoletos, 84-74, in the one-game finals held last December 3 at The Arena in San Juan.
It was the team’s sixth consecutive win following a season-opening 95-91 setback at the hands of “four-peat” NCAA titlist San Beda College.
Along the way, coach Steve Tiu’s troops beat UAAP second-placer National University, 61-50; NCAA fourth-placer Colegio de San Juan de Letran, 70-64; UAAP third-placer University of Santo Tomas, 73-57; Tiong Lian third-placer Xavier School, 79-62, in the quarterfinals; and Letran once more, 67-60, in the semifinals.
In the finals against the SSC-R Staglets, HCHS raced to a 20-9 advantage late in the first quarter following a 7-7 deadlock.* It never surrendered the upperhand from thereon, enjoying a lead of as much as 14 points thrice (26-12, 30-16 and 32-18) before settling for a 42-33 edge at halftime as John Apacible, Jollo Go and reserve Edralin Villanueva scored 10 points apiece.
Behind the heroics of sweet-shooting Michael Calisaan, SSC-R came within four points, 57-53, with 30 seconds left in the third quarter.* However, Tiu, in a surprise move, fielded in seldom-used reserve Kurt Trangia, who quickly struck for six consecutive points to propel Hope Christian back to an eight-point lead, 63-55, going into the payoff period.
Still, the Staglets of coach Raymond Valenzona were not yet done as they came dangerously within one point twice, the last at 73-72 on an Alfren Gayosa basket at the 3.5-minute mark.*
The Recto-based team even had an opportunity to wrest the advantage in its next offensive, but failed to cash in even as Apacible knocked in four straight free throws following an unsportsmanlike foul called against Calisaan after the burly 6-3 center attempted a putback.*
Down 77-72, SSC-R’s speedy guard Ryan Costelo scored but he was unable to complete a three-point play.* Subsequently, a pair of botched free throws by Rhanzel Yong at the 2:41 mark sealed the doom for the Staglets.
Hope Christian scored the game’s final seven points – a field goal each by Clint Doliquez and Villanueva and a three-point play by substitute Arjan Dela Cruz – for a 10-point victory.
Apacible wound up with a team-high 24 points, nine rebounds and two blocks for Hope Christian, which also got four other men in double-digit scores – Dela Cruz, 15 (along with eight boards and seven assists); Villanueva, 14; Doliquez, 11 (along with 12 boards, two assists, two steals and two blocks) and hotshot Jollo Go, who had 10 markers, including a pair of triples.
Trangia, the unsung hero, added eight points in just eight minutes.
SSC-R was powered by Calisaan, who registered game highs of 30 points and 17 rebounds.
In the third-place contest, Javee Mocon came off the bench to post a double-double of 26 points and 11 boards in powering San Beda College to a 76-69 decision over NCAA foe Letran.*
The Red Cubs lost to SSC-R during the semifinals for their lone defeat in seven appearances in the inaugural tournament.
Doliquez, who averaged 21.3 points, 11.9 rebounds, 2.1 dimes, 1.7 steals and 1.4 swats per game, was voted the PSSBC’s Most Valuable Player.*
Doliquez was joined on the tournament’s Mythical Five by Letran’s John Quinto, Mocon, Calisaan and Costelo.

12-06-2012, 12:31 AM
Ayos. Champion na naman kami. Ang galing. Tapos pag dating ng Tiong Lian, tutupi na naman ang coach namin. Bwahahaha.....