Unbeaten San Beda College roared to a 90-75 victory over National University in their knockout quarterfinal match Saturday afternoon in the 2nd PSSBC high school basketball competitions held at the CKSC gym. With the win, their sixth in a row overall, the Red Cubs arranged a semifinal showdown with Mapua Tech. In the other semifinal pairing, defending champion Hope Christian HS will face San Sebastian College-Recoletos.
nd pssbc quarterfinal results - SSC-R 84 vs Jose Rizal University 69. Mapua Tech 83 vs Ateneo 71. Hope Christian HS 89 vs Xavier School 73. Later in the day, unbeaten San Beda vs National University. In the semifinals, hope wil meet san sebastian
In a Tiong Lian Board meeting last night, it was decided that the league will suspend play next season. The decision came about after Xavier School and Grace Christian College, whose representatives attended the board meeting, simply informed host Hope Christian HS that they will sit out the 2014 season. Xavier and Grace actually did not file a leave from the league. Legal impediments apparently played a role in the decision to just suspend play in January next year. A leave or withdrawal by Xavier and Grace would have resulted in the dissolution of the league, which probably what the Board would like to avoid.
Mammoth Isaac Go had 18 points and 15 rebounds as Xavier School beat Chiang Kai Shek College, 84-63, Thursday afternoon to secure a quarterfinal spot (final eight) in the 2nd PSSBC high school basketball tournament held at the SGS gym in Quezon City. The Golden Stallions, who led by at least 10 points early in the 1st and as many as 25 points, 80-55, in a start to finish romp, will finish 3rd or 4th in Group A depending on the result of the National University-Mapua Tech game later in the day. If the UAAP champion Bulldogs beat the Red Robins, Xavier will be seeded 3rd and pull CKSC into the quarters at No. 4. If Mapua beats NU, the former will be No. 3 and Xavier No. 4 while resulting in CKSC's ouster.
St. Jude Catholic School and Uno High School picked up their fourth victory in as many assignments Sunday afternoon to arrange a first-round leadership showdown in the Juniors Division of the 1st Philippine Ching Yuen Athletic Association (PCYAA) basketball competitions at the Uno Gym in Manila.
St. Jude made mincemeat of Grace Christian College, 56-31, and Uno High School blasted Makati Gospel Church New Life, 66-45, to post identical 4-0 records. The two schools duke it out on Wednesday, November 20, for the leadership in the homegrown high school division.
In another contest last Sunday, St. Peter the Apostle School even its record at 2-2 with a close 76-73 decision over Philippine Cultural College (1-3).
With its loss to the Judenites, Grace Christian College also fell to 1-3. Makati Gospel Church New Life remains in the cellar of the six-team standings at 0-4.
In the Developmental Division for boys age 11 and under, Makati Gospel Church New Life zoomed to the No. 1 spot with an easy 62-42 win over erstwhile unbeaten Grace Christian College.
MGCNL improved to 4-0 and GCC slipped to 3-1. PCC, which beat winless Uno High School (0-4), 58-28, Sunday morning for its first win, and St. Jude Catholic School own identical 1-2 cards.