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  1. 1st PSSBC Quarterfinal Results

    1st PHILIPPINE SECONDARY SCHOOLS BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
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    KO QUARTERFINALS
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    RESULTS
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    Sunday, November 25 (CKSC Gym)
    B4-Colegio de San Juan de Letran (67) vs. A1-Chiang Kai Shek College (61)
    A2-San Sebastian College-Recoletos (82) vs. B3-University of Santo Tomas (61)
    B2-Hope Christian High School (79) vs. A3-Xavier School (62)
    B1-San Beda College (80) vs. A4-Far Eastern University-Diliman (79)
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    SCHEDULE
    KO Semifinals
    Friday, November 30 (CKSC Gym)
    2:00 p.m. – Colegio de San Juan de Letran vs. Hope Christian High School
    3:30 p.m. – San Sebastian College-Recoletos vs. San Beda College (NCAA finals rematch)
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    FINALS
    Monday, December 3 (FilOil Flying V Arena in San Juan)
    1:00 p.m. – Semifinal Losers (for third place)
    2:30 p.m. – Semifinal Winners (for the title)
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    STATISTICS
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    COLEGIO DE SAN JUAN DE LETRAN (15-14-19-19=67)
    CHIANG KAI SHEK COLLEGE************* (17-20-15- 9=61)
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    Letran
    John Quinto (27 points, tournament-high 23 rebounds and 2 steals), Ivan Villanueva (24 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists and 4 steals), Rey Nambatac (10 points and 11 rebounds), Jason Abao (3 points) and Mark Geli (2 points and 2 assists).
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    CKSC
    Carlo Young (14 points and 4 rebounds), Kimlee Bayquin (13 points, 6rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals and 1 block), Jayson Jimenez (12 points and 5 rebounds), Wilson Bartolome (8 points and 10 rebounds), Joshua Tan (4 points, 3 assists and 3 steals), Al Salim (4 points, 8 rebounds and 2 steals) and Dale Dy (4 points).
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    SAN SEBASTIAN COLLEGE-RECOLETOS* (14-30-22-16=82)
    UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS********** ********(17-17-14-13=61)
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    SSC-R
    Pocholo Loor (14 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists), Jon Macasaet (11 points, 6 rebounds and 2 blocks), Onyok Velasco (11 points, 4 rebounds and 3-of-7 3FGA), Michael Calisaan (10 points and 14 rebounds), Alfren Gayosa (10 points and 6 rebounds), Lorenzo Navarro (9 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists) and Rhanzel Yong (8 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists).
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    UST
    Isaih Dandan (19 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists and 5-of-12 3FGA), Paolo Corre (9 points and 8 rebounds), Rean Berduo (8 points), Tristan Laman (7 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists), Klein Borje (7 points and 5 rebounds), James Abuyen (5 points and 3 assists), Aldrin Baetiong (2 points and 6 rebounds) and Alvin Ungria (2 points).* Prince Martin (DNP). Nicko Bahia (DNP).
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    HOPE CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL********** (28-19-15-17=79)
    XAVIER SCHOOL***************************************** (15-12-17-18=62)
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    Hope Christian HS
    Clint Doliquez (26 points and 7 rebounds), Arjan Dela Cruz (15 points and 5 rebounds), John Apacible (11 points, 14 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 blocks), Jollo Go (10 points), Edralin Villanueva (8 points and 3 steals) and Leo Guion (7 points, 2 assists and 2 steals) and Mark Nuñez (2 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists).
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    Xavier School
    Kyles Lao (25 points and 2 rebounds), Jarrell Lim (14 points and 7 rebounds), Paolo Susmerano (7 points and 4 rebounds), Anton Lapez (4 points and 3 assists), Donald Felbaum (3 points and 3 rebounds), Jacob Ejercito (3 points and 4 rebounds) and Isaac Go (2 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 blocks).
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    SAN BEDA COLLEGE******************* (15-19-19-27=80)
    FAR EASTERN UNIVERSITY ******(12-21-21-25=79)
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    San Beda College
    Javee Mocon (22 points and 14 rebounds), Joshua Caracut (17 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists), Adven Diputado (7 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assist – he knocked in the game-winning jumper at the buzzer), Arvin Tolentino (7 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists), Niko Abatayo (7 points and 5 rebounds), Ranbill Tongco (5 pints) and Franz Abuda (5 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists).
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    Far Eastern University-Diliman
    Jerie Pingoy (20 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists), Jeson Delfinado (14 points and 6 rebounds), Roger Domingo (12 points and 3 rebounds), Joshua Aguilon (11 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists), JJ Domingo (9 points and 5 rebounds), Joel Lee Yu (4 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists), David Completo (4 points and 3 rebounds), Woo You (3 points) and Richard Escoto (2 points and 7 rebounds).
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  2. QCAA Basketball Wrapup:* SHAN Grabs Boys HS Crown

    QCAA Basketball Wrapup:* SHAN Grabs Boys HS Crown
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    It’s more fun to watch high school basketball games (than college or pro hoops).
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    And it was HS hoops wars again that brought me to the Tivoli Royale Country Club gym last Nov. 18 for a heavy quadruple bill that featured the finals in each of the four divisions in the 6th Quezon City Athletic Association (QCAA) basketball competitions.
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    In the inaugural edition of the Boys High School-Developmental Division, St. Claire Fountain of Knowledge defeated Maria Montessori School-QC, 74-65, for the title.
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    In the Boys Elementary Division, it was Claret School toppling School of Saint Anthony, 46-35, for their fifth championship in six years.* Claret had won four straight titles before taking a leave in last year’s festivities.
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    Angelicum College, the (high school) alma mater of my two grown-up children, was successful in its “four-peat” title bid in the Girls High Division as the Lady Roebucks scored a come-from-behind 83-76 decision over upset-conscious Community of Learners Foundation (COLF) in the finals.
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    In the absence of ex-PH Youth Under 16 teamer Camille Claro, Angelicum banked on the heroics of former three-year school volleyball player Baby Charmagne Torres, a YS-10 playmaker who exploded for 33 points (on 14-for-23 field shooting) along with six rebounds and three assists to earn MVP honors.*
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    The Lady Roebucks trailed by seven points, 59-52, entering the third quarter before outscoring COLF, 31-17, in the final 10 minutes.
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    Wynona Jose Guallar added 24 scores for the winning Santo Domingo-based Angelicum unit.
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    In the main game of the quadrupleheader, Sacred Heart Academy of Novaliches mounted a monumental comeback in registering a heart-stopping 94-93 victory over Angelicum College for the Boys High School Division crown.
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    Jasper Gawingan’s stunning buzzer-beating layup off a spinning baseline drive gave the Bruins their only lead in the game.*
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    SHAN, last year’s runner-up in its QCAA debut, had trailed throughout the first three quarters – 27-18 at the end of the first quarter, 53-38 at halftime and 72-58 after three quarters – but bombarded the Roebucks with three-pointers and defensive stops en route to a 36-21 advantage in the payoff period. **Coach Mario Ballesteros’ troops, who fell behind by as much as 17 points (53-36 and 55-3, were still down by eight, 89-81, with four minutes remaining before engineering the biggest uprising in QCAA history.
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    It helped top seed SHAN greatly that Angelicum failed miserably from the free-throw line, going a frigid 15-for-34 overall in that area, including 2-for-8 in the final minute.
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    The shifty Gawingan wound up with 38 points (on 14-for-22 field shooting and 10-for-13 free-throw clip), nine boards and six assists for the unbeaten Bruins (10-0) and took home the MVP trophy.
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    Well-built Rico Pangan, a graduating 6-3 center, was held to seven markers (including 3-for-8 from the foul line) although he plucked down a game-high 19 rebounds for SHAN.
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    Second seed Angelicum College, the 2010 titlist, was led by Fred Lumabas, who got away with 40 points, nine boards, three assists and four steals.* Lumabas went 15-for-25 from the field, including 5-for-11 from beyond the three-point arc. *
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    The 6th QCAA basketball competitions thus came to a close with different winners in all four divisions.
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    Updated 11-24-2012 at 10:44 AM by gameface_one

    Categories
    Philippine Basketball
  3. 1ST PHILIPPINE SECONDARY SCHOOLS BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SINGLE-GAME INDIVIDUAL HIGHS

    1ST PHILIPPINE SECONDARY SCHOOLS BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
    SINGLE-GAME INDIVIDUAL HIGHS
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    POINTS
    38 – Kyles Lao, Xavier School (87) vs. Ateneo de Manila U (80), Oct. 28
    35 – Kyles Lao, Xavier School (75) vs. San Sebastian College-R (74), Nov. 17
    34 – Kyles Lao, Xavier School (9 vs. San Sebastian College-R (10 OT, Oct. 27
    34 – Clint Doliquez, Hope Christian HS (70) – Letran (64), Nov. 17
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    REBOUNDS
    19 – Richard Escoto, Far Eastern U (81) vs. Chiang Kai Shek College (77) OT, Oct. 27
    18 – Clint Doliquez, Hope Christian HS (61) vs. National U (50), Nov. 11
    17 – Adrian Baetiong, U of Santo Tomas (69) vs. Letran (6 OT, Oct. 28
    17 – Reggienal Morido, National U (63) vs. U of Santo Tomas (72), Oct. 27
    16 – Isaac Go, Xavier School (75) vs. Far Eastern U (74), Nov. 17
    16 – Clint Doliquez, Hope Christian HS (73) vs. U of Santo Tomas (57), Nov. 18
    15 – Al Salim, Chiang Kai Shek College (77) vs. Far Eastern U (81) OT, Oct. 27
    15 – Wilson Bartolome, Chiang Kai Shek College (77) vs. Far Eastern U (81) OT, Oct. 27
    15 – Aldrin Baetiong, U of Santo Tomas (72) vs. National U (63), Oct. 27
    15 – John Quinto, Letran (6 vs. U of Santo Tomas (69) OT, Oct. 28
    15 – Jon Macasaet, San Sebastian Col-R (62) vs. Ateneo de Manila U (65) OT, Nov. 18
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    ASSISTS
    10 – Rey Nambatac, Letran (64) vs. Hope Christian HS (70), Nov. 17
    9 – Ryan Costelo, San Sebastian Col-R (75) vs. Chiang Kai Shek Col (81) OT, Nov. 11
    8 – Rey Nambatac, Letran (81) vs. National U (65), Nov. 18
    8 – Thirdy Ravena, Ateneo de Manila U (74) vs. Chiang Kai Shek College (76), Nov. 17
    7 – Thirdy Ravena, Ateneo de Manila U (70) vs. Far Eastern U (73), Nov. 11
    7 – Ryan Costelo, San Sebastian College-R (66) vs. Far Eastern U (5, Oct. 28
    7 – Rafael Atangan, National U (65) vs. Letran (81), Nov. 18
    6 – Thirdy Ravena, Ateneo de Manila U (65) vs. San Sebastian Col-R (62) OT, Nov. 18
    6 – Jerie Pingoy, Far Eastern U (5 vs. San Sebastian College-R (66), Oct. 28
    6 – Hubert Cani, National U (66) vs. San Beda College (71), Oct. 28
    6 – John Quinto, Letran (6 vs. U of Santo Tomas (69) OT, Oct. 28
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    STEALS
    5 – Alfren Gayosa, San Sebastian Col-R (75) vs. Chiang Kai Shek Col (81) OT, Nov. 11
    5 – Joshua Tan, Chiang Kai Shek College (77) vs. Far Eastern U (81) OT, Oct. 27
    4 – JJ Domingo, Far Eastern U (81) vs. Chiang Kai Shek College (77) OT, Oct. 27
    4 – Jarrell Lim, Xavier School (9 vs. San Sebastian College-R (10 OT, Oct. 27
    4 – Kimlee Bayquin, Chiang Kai Shek Col (81) vs. San Sebastian Col-R (75) OT, Nov. 11
    4 – Gabrille Capacio, Ateneo de Manila U (65) vs. San Sebastian Col-R (62) OT, Nov. 18
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    BLOCKED SHOTS
    6 – Al Salim, Chiang Kai Shek Col (81) vs. San Sebastian Col-R (75) OT, Nov. 11
    5 – Wilson Bartolome, Chiang Kai Shek College (77) vs. Far Eastern U (81) OT, Oct. 27
    5 – Arvin Tolentino, San Beda College (84) vs. U of Santo Tomas (56), Nov. 17
    4 – John Apacible, Hope Christian HS (61) vs. National U (50), Nov. 11
    4 – Isaac Go, Xavier School (57) vs. Chiang Kai Shek College (6, Nov. 18
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    TRIVIA
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    Chiang Kai Shek College’s Al Salim is the first player in PSSBC history to score a point when he hit a three-pointer to give the Blue Dragons* a 3-0 lead against Far Eastern University in the opening game of the inaugural season.
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    Letran’s Rey Nambatac was the only player to register a triple-double during the elimination round after collecting 19 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists in the Squires’ 70-64 loss to Hope Christian High School on November 17.
  4. My Own "Twilight" Story

    This is my own “Twilight” story although it absolutely has nothing to do with the series of “Twilight” movies.
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    As I reach the “twilight” of my earthly existence, I fondly reminisce my younger years when local basketball chronicling, whether in print or television, was what I did during breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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    To be more precise, it was an obsession.
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    Local hoops action caught my attention at an early age because of the Philippines ’ dominant performance in the Asian scene that earned the Filipinos berths to the Summer Olympics and World Basketball Championship during the 1960s and early 1970s.
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    More often than not, national team prospects at the time would come from the post-graduate or commercial ranks.
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    My eldest brother often would accompany me to the games in the Philippine National Seniors basketball tournament (also known as the National Open), an anything-goes competition where colleges/universities, government institutions, commercial clubs and even movie (FPJ Productions for one) and recording companies competed for the national championship; and the Manila Industrial and Commercial Athletic Association (MICAA), the harbinger of the professional Philippine Basketball Association, which drew huge crowds with its All-Filipino and Open tournaments.
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    My brother and I would even buy tickets from the scalpers just to watch the games at the old Rizal Memorial Stadium and Araneta Coliseum.
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    The Yco Redshirts/Painters, which was owned by Don Manolo Elizalde, and the Ysmael Steel Admirals, which was owned by Felipe (Baby) Ysmael, dominated the National Seniors wars during the fifties and sixties.
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    Bannered by burly slotman Carlos (Caloy) Loyzaga, the Redshirts/Painters put together a record seven straight titles from 1954 to 1960.* Then it was the turn of Ysmael Steel, led by Adriano (Jun) Papa Jr., Jimmy Mariano, Narciso Bernardo, Alfonso (Boy) Marquez, Engracio (Jun) Arazas and Manuel (Manny) Jocson, to capture six consecutive championship from 1961 to 1966.
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    In 1967, Ysmael Steel looked to duplicate Yco’s feat but losses to the Yutivo Opels, who were powered by national teamer Rogelio (Tembong) Melencio, and the Painters in the four-team, single-round championship phase sent the Admirals out of the finals.
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    In a show of self-imposed punishment for the twin defeats, the Admirals and their coach Valentin (Tito) Eduque showed up for their third-place game against Puyat Steel at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum with their heads cleanly shaved.
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    The then-unprecedented “bald” act, of course, was duplicated during the mid-1990s when the entire Sunkist squad, from the players down to head coach Yeng Guiao to amiable team manager Elmer Yanga, also showed up for a PBA contest with bald heads following a disastrous loss.
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    For the record, the Yco Redshirts/Painters regained the National Seniors crown in 1967 by shellacking the Yutivo Opels in the championship game.* Mentored by Loyzaga, the Yco squad was bannered by then-fresh college grads Robert (Sonny) Jaworski and Danilo (Danny) Florencio and veterans Renato (Sonny) Reyes, Freddie Webb, Elias Tolentino Jr., Edgardo Roque, Eduardo Ocampo and Edgardo Gomez.
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    The MICAA was the country’s top post-graduate commercial circuit from the late 1930s to the mid-1970s.
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    It was the time when the word “professional” officially did not exist in the local basketball vocabulary even if the players then were already receiving money (called allowances) for their playing skills in the guise of work-related services to their mother companies.
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    For example, a Meralco player drew his salary as a branch executive or an assistant manager of the utility company when, in actuality, the numbers of his paychecks were directly as a result of his playing basketball.
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    This was done back then to keep the players’ amateur status intact, thus assuring their eligibility to compete in FIBA-sanctioned international spectacles such as the Asian Games and Summer Olympics.
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    By 1990, the masquerade came to a halt as the FIBA introduced the “open basketball” policy that provided no distinction between amateurs and pros.
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    How I often watched the MICAA games as a teenager.* To be able to witness the championship games at the Araneta Coliseum from the most expensive “ringside” seats – it was called “ringside” at the time since most sporting events in the Big Dome were boxing-related – brought immense joy to this basketball junkie.* (That “ringside” section is now called “patron.”)
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    Those were the days, my friend.* Yet, half-a-century later, my interest in basketball has not waned a bit.
  5. 1st Philippine Secondary Schools Basketball Championship Day 5

    TEAM STANDINGS

    Group A
    1-Chiang Kai Shek College (3-1), 2-San Sebastian College-Recoletos (2-2)*, 3-Xavier School (2-2)*, 4-Far Eastern University (2-2)* and 5-Ateneo de Manila University (1-3)

    Group B
    1-San Beda College (4-0), 2-Hope Christian High School (3-1), 3-University of Santo Tomas (2-2), 4-Colegio de San Juan de Letran (1-3) and 5-National University (0-4)

    TIE-BREAKER RESULTS
    San Sebastian College-Recoletos (10 vs. Xavier School (9 OT
    San Sebastian College-Recoletos (66) vs. Far Eastern University (5
    Xavier School (75) vs. Far Eastern University (74)

    SSC-R (plus 18 points) – 2nd place, Xavier School (minus 9 points) and FEU (minus 9 points); reduced to a two-way tie between XS and FEU, XS took third place over FEU due to its 75-74 victory over the Baby Tamaraws.

    Fifth-placers Ateneo de Manila University and National University were eliminated from the playoffs.

    SCHEDULE
    Sunday November 25 (CKSC Gym) – Knockout Quarterfinals
    G1 – 9:00 a.m. – Chiang Kai Shek College (A1) vs. Colegio de San Juan de Letran (B4)
    G2 – 10:30 a.m. – San Sebastian College-Recoletos (A2) vs. University of Santo Tomas (B3)
    G3 – 12 noon – Xavier School (A3) vs. Hope Christian High School (B2)
    G4 – 1:30 p.m. – Far Eastern University (A4) vs. San Beda College (B1)
    (UAAP champion vs. NCAA champion)

    Friday November 30 (CKSC Gym) – KO Semifinals
    2:00 p.m. – Winner G1 vs. Winner G3
    3:30 p.m. – Winner G2 vs. Winner G4

    Sunday December 2 (CKSC Gym)
    2:00 p.m. – Losers SF (for third place)
    3:30 p.m. – Winners SF (for the title)

    RESULTS
    Sunday November 18 (end of elimination round)
    Ateneo de Manila University (65) vs. San Sebastian College-Recoletos (62)
    Colegio de San Juan de Letran (81) vs. National University (65)
    Hope Christian High School (73) vs. University of Santo Tomas (57)
    Chiang Kai Shek College (6 vs. Xavier School (57)
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