Grace, St. Jude gain

January 22, 2019

GRACE  Christian  College subdued  Uno High School,  56-51, and St. Jude outsteadied St. Stephen, 65-60, in a  pair of  exciting  matches in  the Tanduay Athletics-Metro Manila Tiong Lian  (MMTL) Alumni 40 years old and  above  basketball championship at the CKSC gym in Manila.

Grace  Christian leaned on Albert Edsel Chua and Edwin Yap to complete a come-from-behind win over Uno and clinch its fourth win in  two matches in the  prestigious  nine-team tournament sponsored by Tanduay Athletics.

Chua  finished  with 12 points, while Yap  added a double double of  10  points and 13 rebounds to power Grace Christian, which  rallied  from  an  early double-digit deficit  to pull   the  rug from  under Uno.

Dexter Quan added eight points and 12 rebounds and Francis Walden Sy had  eight points and five  rebounds in Grace Christian’s  all-important triumph.

Romar Velasco  was  the lone double-digit scorer for  Uno wth 11 points on 5-of-11 shooting. McRobert Dytiandu  finished with nine points and 11 rebounds, John Cheng had nine points,  four rebounds and three assists and Cassie Tan had nine points and seven rebounds for Uno, which dropped  to 4-2 in a tie  with Grace and  Xavier.

St. Jude relied on Ingleberg  Kaw (15 points, 12 rebounds), Louie Kaw (14 points, eight assists),  Lorencio  Lim (12 points, 16   rebounds) and  Jerson  Santiago ( eight points, 12 rebounds) to  upset  St. Stephen and  improve to 2-4 win-loss  overall.

Patterson  Ngo scattered 16 points and 11 rebounds for St. Stephen. 

The scores:

First  game

Grace  Christian (56)-- A. Chua 12, Yap 10, Quan 8, Sy 8, So 6, Lim 5, J. Chua 4, Bautista 3, Young 0.

UNO (51) -- Velasco 11, Cheng 9, Tan 9, Dytiandu 9, G. Co 4, Ngo 3, S. Co 2, Chua 2, Deocadiz 2, Yeung 0.

Quarterscores: 10-20, 30-29, 42-40, 56-51

Second game

St. Jude (56) --I.  Kaw 15, L. Kaw 14,  Lim 12,  Santiago 8, Ng 5, Co 4, A. Kaw 3, Chew 2, Uy 2, Abella 0

St. Stephen (60)-- P. Ngo 16, L. Ngo 14, Andres 11, Lee 8, Ng 4, Azadon 2, Ong 2, Alibarbar 1, Chua 0, Lu 0.

Quarterscores: 20-8, 37-28, 51-40, 65-60.