Chiang Kai Shek College completed its giant-killing spree with an 85-82 win over De La Salle-Zobel to capture the 2015 Philippine Secondary Schools Basketball Championships (PSSBC) Jumbo Plastic Linoleum Cup on Sunday at the SGS Gym in Quezon City.
A day after dethroning San Beda College, 65-58, Chiang Kai Shek once again leaned on the clutch shooting of Miguel Oczon and Martin Galinato to win the title undefeated that capped its amazing show in the 8-day long tournament presented by Jumbo Plastic Linoleum.
The two had every answer each time the Junior Archers made a rally with Oczon’s three giving the Blue Dragons a 10 point lead, 72-62 at the start of the fourth.
But the Junior Archers, who were coming off a 44-point destruction of Hope Christian High School in the semis, had one more run left as they eventually cut the deficit to two, 84-82 after two free throws from Martin Romero.
A window was left open for La Salle to strike and turn the game around when Chiang Kai Shek committed a turnover with 19 ticks left.
But to the horror of La Salle supporters, tournament Most Valuable Player Aljun Melecio bungled a three pointer on the next possession with CKS’ Joshua Ramirez securing the rebound to finally shut the door on the Junior Archers.
Chiang Kai Shek thus became the second school from Fil-Chinese Amateur Athletic Federation (FCAAF) to win the “Battle for Champions” title for high school after Hope Christian. Other winners were NCAA teams San Sebastian College two years ago and San Beda College last year.
Oczon, who was later named as Finals MVP, led the Blue Dragons with 21 points, Galinato had 13 points and five assists while Jonas Tibayan finished with 13 points and 10 boards in the event also sponsored by MEC Networks, Dickies Underwear, Freego, Rain or Shine, Ironcon Builders, Hapee Toothpaste and Blackwater Sports with Molten as official ball.
Melecio and Marvin Sario had 16 points apiece for the Junior Archers but the two combined for just 2-of-19 from three-point land.
Meantime, San Beda consoled itself with a 99-91 victory over Hope Christian High School to finish third.
(Source: Tempo Sports - 12/22/2015)
November 10, 2015 8:29 AM
Jefferson Chua - a multi-faceted grade 11 student whose name is synonymous to exemplary performances in different fields such as singing and dancing, writing Chinese calligraphy, drawing and sketching, reciting declamation pieces and monologues, among many others. No wonder then that in October, he received three major awards that gave honor not only to himself, but also to his school, his family, and his community.
Last October 19, Jefferson Chua was chosen as one of the national winners in the search for Ten Outstanding Boy Scouts of the Philippines for 2015. The awards were presented by the Vice President of the Republic of the Philippines, Honorable Jejomar C. Binay, during the awarding rites held at the Philippine International Convention Center.
The nationwide search for the Ten Outstanding Boy Scouts (TOBS) of the Philippines was initiated in 1989 during the incumbency of former Education Secretary and Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP) National President Dr. Isidro D. Cariño. The search aims to recognize scouts who best represent what the Scouting program aspires to achieve: Scouts with sterling achievements in community leadership, academic excellence, and good moral conduct.
For his feat, he received fifteen thousand peso cash prize, a two-year college scholarship grant from Coca-Cola Far East Limited, a trophy, medals, and plaques for himself, his school, and Manila Council. He is the 28th winner from CKS College in this annual search, the first being Mel Anthony Y. Cruz, now a surgeon, way back in 1994. For the competition, he was trained by Mrs. Esperanza Brown.
Jefferson also received an award as one of the Ten Outstanding Scouts of Manila (TOSM) in another recognition program held at Pedro Guevarra Elementary School in San Nicolas, Binondo, Manila last October 28. There were actually three CKSians given the said TOSM awards, the other two being Charles Stepven S. Lin and Johannes Nathan C. Hong. This awarding program was presided over by former Congressman and Ambassador Harry C. Angping, Chairman Emeritus of the Manila Council, Boy Scouts of the Philippines.
Last but not least, Jefferson C. Chua was also one of six recipients of the Model Chinese-Filipino Students Award for School Year 2015-2016 from the Philippine Kong De Association. This was awarded last October 24 at the hall of the Association of Chinese-Filipino Schools in the Philippines, Incorporated.