Xavier seals Tiong Lian semifinal cast behind Teng’s 35
MANILA, Philippines—Reigning titlist Xavier School extended its mastery of host Grace Christian College, 131-62, to complete the semis cast in the Metro Manila Tiong Lian Basketball Association (MMTBA) Tournament Friday at the Uno High School gym.
Jeron Teng again led Xavier with a game-high 35 points as the Golden Stallions arranged a semifinal duel with Chiang Kai Shek College.
The other semis encounter pits top seed and unbeaten Hope Christian High School against St. Jude Catholic School at 7 p.m. in the tournament presented by Regan Industrials Sales Inc. and World Balance.
Three other Golden Stallions also sizzled with Paolo Cabero firing 26 points, Kyles Lao contributing 23 and Jarrell Lim adding 21 points.
Like Hope Christian, which won all its six games in the classification round, Xavier enjoys a twice-to-beat advantage over 14-time champion Chiang Kai Shek College in the event backed by Uratex, Burlington, Summit Drinking Water, 100 Plus, Supreme Steel Pipe, Superior Pipe, Ace Water Spa and Molten.
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