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XAVIER CRUSHES CKSC, REACHES FINAL EIGHT

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Mammoth center Isaac Go collected 18 points, 15 rebounds and four assists to lead Xavier School to a stunning 84-63 victory over Tiong Lian arch rival Chiang Kai Shek College Wednesday afternoon in the 2nd Philippine Secondary Schools Basketball Championship (PSSBC) held at SGS Gym in Quezon City.

In addition to the 6-7 Go, four other Golden Stallions scored in double figures – Jarrell Lim (16), Tyler Tio (14), Korean Chang Gi Hong (12 and 13 rebounds) and Anton Lapez (10).

Xavier School never trailed during the 40-minute contest, quickly establishing a 10-point lead (12-2) in the early minutes of the first quarter and thereafter enjoying a double-digit advantage the rest of the way, including a high of 25 (80-55) with 2.5 minutes left in the mismatch.

The Golden Stallions picked their second win in four assignments in Group A to clinch a quarterfinal berth as the No. 3 seed from Group A. And following Mapua Tech’s 82-64 defeat of UAAP champion National University later in the night, Chiang Kai Shek College was booted out of the final eight.

Following a tie-breaker among Mapua Tech, NU and Xavier, the Red Robins emerged No. 2 in Group A with the highest quotient system (plus 27), Xavier ranked third (minus 10) and NU (minus 27) slipped to fourth. San Sebastian College-Recoletos topped the group with a 3-1 mark.

In Group B, NCAA titlist remained the only unbeaten team in the tournament after blasting Ateneo de Manila University, 98-52, for a 5-0 record in Group B. Reigning Tiong Lian champion Hope Christian High School placed second at 4-1, the Blue Eaglets ranked third and Jose Rizal University captured the fourth and final quarterfinal berth in the group with a 78-64 victory over De La Salle-Zobel.

In the quarterfinals to be played on Saturday, November 30, at the CKSC Gym, it will be San Sebastian College vs. Jose Rizal University, Mapua Tech vs. Ateneo, Xavier School vs. Hope Christian HS (a rematch of the 2013 Tiong Lian finals) and San Beda College vs. National University (a battle between this year’s NCAA and UAAP champions).


TEAM STANDINGS

GROUP A

*San Sebastian College Recoletos (3-1)
*Mapua Institute of Technology (2-2)
*Xavier School (2-2)
*National University (2-2)
Chiang Kai Shek College (1-3)

MIT (plus 27), XS (minus 10) and NU (minus 17) to break a three-way tie

GROUP B

San Beda College (5-0)
Hope Christian High School (4-1)
Ateneo de Manila University (3-2)
Jose Rizal University (2-3)
De La Salle-Zobel (1-4)
St. Stephen’s High School (0-5)

QUARTERFINAL (KO) PAIRINGS
Date: November 30
Venue: CKSC Gym

9:00 am SSC-R (A1) vs. JRU (B4) (Game 1)
10:30 am MIT (A2) vs. ADMU (B3) (Game 2)
12:00 nn XS (A3) vs. HCHS (B2) (Game 3)
1:30 pm NU (A4) vs. SBC (B1) (Game 4)

RESULTS AND SCHEDULE

Saturday, November 16, 2013
SSC-R 59 vs. CKSC 54
ADMU 88 vs. SSHS 58
HCHS 78 vs. JRU 63
NU 82 vs. XS 81 OT

Sunday, November 17, 2013
ADMU 72 vs. JRU 71
CKSC 83 vs. MIT 80
SSC-R 80 vs. NU 75
HCHS 80 vs. DLSZ 74
SBC 91 vs. SSHS 65

Thursday, November 21, 2013
XS 83 vs. SSC-R 81 2 OT
SBC 20 vs. DLSZ 0 (default)
NU 87 vs. CKSC 80

Saturday, November 23, 2013
MIT 79 vs. XS 70
SBC 88 vs. JRU 73
DLSZ 81 vs. SSHS 61
HCHS 58 vs. ADMU 57

Sunday, November 24, 2013
SSC-R 69 vs. MIT 68
JRU 75 vs. SSHS 43
ADMU 82 vs. DLSZ 78
SBC 77 vs. HCHS 70


Wednesday, November 27, 2013
XS 84 vs. CKSC 63
SBC 98 vs. ADMU 52
JRU 78 vs. DLSZ 64
MIT 82 vs. NU 64
HCHS XX vs. SSHS XX


Saturday, November 30, 2013 (quarterfinals)
9:00 am SSC-R (A1) vs. JRU (B4) (Game 1)
10:30 am MIT (A2) vs. ADMU (B3) (Game 2)
12:00 nn XS (A3) vs. HCHS (B2) (Game 3)
1:30 pm NU (A4) vs. SBC (B1) (Game 4)

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 (semifinals)
2:00 p.m. Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 3
3:30 p.m. Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 4

Saturday, December 7, 2013 (finals)
2:45 p.m. Loser vs. Loser (for third place)
10:30 a.m. Winner vs. Winner (for title)

Comments

  1. JBSO's Avatar
    Ha! Kala ko magaling yun cksc, hahaha..pinakita ng Xavier na umalis sila sa tionglian dahil sa prinsipyo not tatakot matalo...mabuhay mga homegrown! Cksc hahahaha

 
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