Tiong Lian caging gets going today
HOST St. Stephen’s High School hopes to end a long title drought as it battles St. Jude Catholic School today at the start of the 43rd BonChon Chicken-Metro Manila Tiong Lian Basketball Association (MMTLBA) tournament at Chiang Kai Shek College Gym in Manila.
The Stephenians rank No. 3 for the most number of titles in the premier Fil-Chinese league with eight, but have yet to reach the finals since winning their last title in 2005.
Defending champion Chiang Kai Shek is the winningest team in the six-team field with 15 titles followed by Xavier School with 10.
School officials, led by principal Judy Tan, sports moderator Lim Eng Peng and board of trustees member Gerald Chan, are hopeful they can revive their glory years starting this season with Pierce Chan and Kevin Ng spearheading the team’s campaign this time.