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  1. 1st PCYAA Basketball Tournament: ST. JUDE, UNO Clash for Top Juniors Spot

    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.
  2. 1st Philippine Ching Yuen Athletic Association (PCYAA): SJCS, Uno Share Top Spot

    TEAM STANDINGS

    Juniors Division (double-round elimination phase)
    St. Jude Catholic School (3-0)
    Uno High School (3-0)
    Philippine Cultural College (1-2)
    Grace Christian College (1-2)
    St. Peter the Apostle School (1-2)
    Makati Gospel Church New Life (0-3)

    Developmental Division (double-round elimination phase; players age 11 and under)
    Grace Christian College (3-0)
    Makati Gospel Church New Life (3-0)
    St. Jude Catholic School (1-2)
    Philippine Cultural College (0-2)
    Uno High School (0-3)

    St. Jude Catholic School, Uno High School on Collision Course
    By Gameface

    Host St. Jude Catholic School and Uno High School remain unbeaten in the Juniors Division of the 1st Philippine Chin Yuen Athletic Association basketball competitions with contrasting victories over their rivals Saturday night (Nov. 23) at the Uno Gym in Manila.

    SJCS easily defeated the Philippine Cultural College, 88-56, and Uno High School downed Saint Peter the Apostle Church, 64-54, as both teams improved their records to 3-0.

    In the final game of a tripleheader, Grace Christian College picked up its first win with a come-from-behind 69-65 decision over winless Makati Gospel Church New Life

    St. Jude was never threatened at any time by PCC, enjoying a comfortable 30-point (51-21) by halftime. After the Judenites took their largest lead at 80-37, the Seagulls went on a late 19-8 run to make the final count more respectable.

    Three players scored in twin digits for SJCS Renzel Yongco (12 points), Francis Go (11) and Matthew Ang (11). Lester Cai spearheaded PCCs cause with 14 markers. The Judenites will clash with Grace Christian College on Sunday before going up against Uno on Nov. 27.

    Uno struggled in the first three quarters, trailing by four (32-2 at halftime, before lanky Kenric Kok knocked in six straight points to gift the Uneans a 54-47 edge at the six-minute mark. SPAS came within two, 54-52, on a steal and layup by Chance Chung with three minutes left.

    Uno big boy Vic Sese, though, doused SPASs rally by knocking in his teams final 10 points, including a pair of three-point plays.

    See wound up with a game-high 22 points and Clinton Chua contributed 17 for the Uneans, who take on winless MGCNL Sunday morning and equally unblemished St. Jude on Wednesday, November 27 (6:30 p.m.).

    The Peterians were led by Marton Chua (12 points), John Ouyang (11) and Armand Te (10).

    In a battle between erstwhile winless teams, Grace Christian College trailed Makati Gospel Church New Life for nearly 29 minutes and was behind by as many as 10 points in the early goings before taking its first lead of the game, 51-50, in the final seconds of the third quarter.

    MGCNL was still ahead, 57-51, when GCCs Brian So knocked in a pair of triples for the first of four deadlocks in the payoff period. With the count at 65-all, both went 0-for-6 from the foul line in the final 2.5 minutes but putbacks by James Ung (at the 1:38 mark) and Tristan Hawson (with 4.8 seconds left) propelled GCC to victory.

    So finished with 23 points and Ethan Caseres totaled 13 for GCC. MGCNL was led by Andrei Angchua, 13, and Aaron Uy, 11, and Daniel Lim, 10.

 
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