GRACE Christian College clobbered Philippine Cultural College, 78-54, and St. Stephen High School outplayed Jubilee Christian Academy, 71-65, in the continuation of the elimination round action in the Tanduay Athletics- Metro Manila Tiong Lian (MMTL) Alumni 40 years old and above basketball championship at the CKSC gym last Nov. 26.
Francis Walden Sy, Emerson Dee, Jason Chua and Dexter Quan shared scoring honors for Grac e Christian, which played just hard enough to beat PCC and clinch its second straight win in the nine-team tournament featuring top alumni players from leading Filipino-Chinese schools in Metro Manila.
Sy finished with 15 points, five rebounds and two steals in 22 minutes for Grace Christian, which debuted with a victory over St. Stephen last Nov. 12.
Dee and Chua added 14 points apiece, whiel Quan contributed 11 points, nine rebounds and three assists.
Richard Rondael had10 points, four assists and three rebounds for PCC, which remained winless in three outings.
Ian Lopez backed up Rondael with nine points and nine rebounds.
In the second game. Patterson Ngo topscored with 24 points as St. Stephen snapped a two-game losing skid with a victory over Jubilee.
Franklin Lee and Lawrence Ngo also added nine points apiece and Iven Wilson Kho had a game-high 20 rebounds for St. Stephen.
Lester Ong carried the fight for JCA with 17 points and nine rebounds, followed by Jerry Uy with 13. Last Nov. 23, Chiang Kai Shek College and Xavier School pulled off contrasting victories over their respective rivals at the Tanduay gym in Manila.
CKSC leaned on a strong finish to bring down erstwhile unbeaten Uno High School, 59-56, for its second straight win while Xavier played just hard enough to subdue St. Peter the Apostle School, 70-58, for a 2-1 slate.
The event is organized by MMTL president Christian Tan with Johny Tam as alumni operations head and Horacio Lim as the commissioner.
Event sponsor is Tanduay Athletics.
GCC (78) --F. Sy 15, Dee 14, J. Chua 14, Quan 11, M. Sy 7, Lee 4, E. Chua 3, So 2, Young 2, Cosiep 2, Herrera 2, A. Chua 0, Lim 0.
PCC (54) --Rondael 10, Ong 9, Lopez 9, Tumnob 8, Ballaret 4, Domingo 3, Austria 3, S. Tan 3, Go 3, Sy 2, R. Tan 0, Ang 0.
Quarterscores: 22-16, 42-25, 55-37, 78-54.
SSHS (71) --P. Ngo 21, L.Ngo 9, Lee 9, Ng 7, Andres 7, Alibarbar 5, Chua 4, Kho 3, Lu 2, Ong 1, Nocom 0, Azadon 0
JCA (65) -- Ong 17, Uy 13, Goh 10, King 8, Sio 8, Tiu 3, Lao 2, Lianko 2, Pangilinan 2, Lim 0, Ang 0.Quarterscores: 12-16, 31-32, 50-45, 71-65.