St. Peter, Grace Christian College in big starts

November 14, 2018
Bong Tan
Bong Tan of Tanduay prepares to make the ceremonial toss, while MMTL Alumni project director Christian Tan and the players look on.

Games Friday:

(Tanduay gym)

8 p.m.-- PCC vs. St. Jude

9:30 p.m.-- St. Peter vs. CKSC

ST. PETER School survived a big scare to bring down St. Jude College, 77-75, at the start.of the first Tanduay Athletics-Metro Manila Tiong Lian Alumni men’s basketball tournament at the Chiang Kai Shek College gym.

Kerby Chua scattered 26 points, including eight in the fourth  and final quarter, to help St. Peter  stave off a  late comeback by St. Jude and escape with the victory in the 40 years old and above division.

Equally impressive was Grace Christian College, which outsteadied St. Stephen High School, 70-68, in overtime.

MMTL alumni  project director Christian Tan  made the ceremonial toss, along with Lucio “Bong” Tan of the sponsoringTanduay Athletics.

Also present were MMTL Alumni operations head Johny Tam, MMTL 40-above commissioner Horacio Lim  and 50-above commissioner Roger Sia.

St. Jude, which rallied from as many as 13-point deficit, had a chance to send the game into overtime but Louie Kaw missed two pressure-packed free  throws with three seconds remaining.

Kaw’s  free throws  came after Domingo Chung split his own charities to give St. Peter a 77-75 lead with still eight seconds left.

Rolexon Kiat added 11 points, Ritchy Chan added 10 points and 12 rebounds, Tracy Jasper Ng added 10  points and seven rebounds and John Palao had 10 points for St. Peter.

Kaw topscored for St. Jude with 27 points  on a respectable 9-of-15 shooting in a  virtual scoring duel with Chua.

Bong Tan had a good all-around game for St. Jude  with 13 points, eight rebounds and  five assists.

Ingleberg Kaw also had a double-double of 12 points and 11 rebounds.

Overall, St. Peter made 27 of 70 shots for 38 percentcompared to St. Jude’s 25-of-74 for 33 percent.

St. Peter also hit 5-of-17  (29 percent) from the three-point area against st. Jude’s 2-of-22  (9 percent).

Last Nov. 12, Grace Christian  proved steadier at crunch time to subdue St. Stephen, 70-68.

GCC relied on Francis Sy’s free throw with seven seconds left  and watched Franklin Lee of St. Stephen miss a potential game-winning three-pointer just  before the buzzer sounded.

Albert Edsel Chua finished with 18 points for GCC, including a  three-point shot with still 28 seconds left that sent the game into overtime at 51-all

Dexter Quan added 12 points and five assists, and Edwin Yap had a double-double of 10 points and 10 rebounds for GCC

Lawrence Ngo had 17 points, Alain Andres had 13 points and a  game-high 16 rebounds.

The scores:

40-above

St. Peter (77) -- K. Chua 26,  Kiat 11, Chan 10, Ng 10, Palao 10,  Canare 6, Chung 4, Co 0,  T. Chua 0,  Dee 0, Dychauco 9,  Cotex 0, Estrada 0,  Tan 0.

St. Jude (75) -- L. Kaw 27,  Tan 13,  I. Kaw 12, Santiago 11,  Uy 9,  Co 2, Ang 1, Chew 0,  King 0, Sy 0,  Abella 0.

Quarterscores:  15-10, 34-28, 54-45, 77-75.