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PSYSHS, MGC reign supreme

  THE 13th Filipino Chinese Schools Alliance Basketball League (FCSABL) came to a rousing end over the weekend with Philippine Sun Yat Sen High School and MGC New Life Christian Academy topping their respective divisions in the one-game finals held at the Philippine Chen Kuang High School gym. Philippine Sun Yat Sen High School defeated […]

NBA’s great scorers

AS great as Shaquille O’Neal (28,596), Moses Malone (27,409), Elvin Hayes (27,313), Hakeem Olajuwon (26,946) and Oscar Robertson (26,710) had been during their heyday, none of them breached the 30,000-point barrier during their distinguished careers in the National Basketball Association (NBA). In NBA regular-season annals, only seven men have collected at least 30,000 career points. […]

LA Lakers’ Fantastic Four

IF it’s any consolation to the Lakers Nation, the top four all-time leading scorers in National Basketball Association (NBA) regular-season history have suited up the colors of the Los Angeles Lakers at one time their distinguished pro career. The Fantastic Four are Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone, Kobe Bryant and now LeBron James, who surpassed His […]

Happy Birthday, Big J

HE may be a polarizing figure in Philippine basketball history during his heyday. But love him or hate him, Robert (Sonny) Jaworski is one of the legendary cagers that the country has ever produced. The son of a Polish father and a Filipino mother, Jaworski, who turns 73 on March 8, starred for the University […]

An open letter to a son

THIS is an open letter to my 16-year-old son Justin Miguel. Son, Yesterday (March 4) marked the fourth anniversary of your love affair with the sport of basketball. On March 4, 2015, you, a reed-thin, 5-foot-1 kid who had just completed your Grade 6 exams at Betty Go Belmonte Elementary school, tried your luck in […]

PCC is new PCYAA champ

THERE is a new king on the throne. Philippine Cultural College dethroned Saint Jude Catholic School with a thrilling 64-62 victory in Game Two to sweep the best-of-three finals in the 18-Under Boys Juniors Division of the 6th Philippine Ching Yuen Athletic Association (PCYAA) basketball competitions held at the Uno High School gym in Tondo, […]

13th Alliance Basketball League

COVERING high school basketball competitions among Chinese-rooted Filipino schools in the Metro Manila area has been my cup of tea for nearly two decades now. It’s fun and enjoyable seeing youthful players battle purely for school pride and glory with the name sewed in front of their uniforms as their war badge. As for this […]

Last-minute trading in NBA

THERE are two key events in the NBA on Friday, February 8 (Philippine time). First, there’s the NBA trading deadline at 3 a.m. and then the 2nd NBA All-Star Draft at 7 a.m. The All-Star draft, which will be nationally televised – unlike a year ago when the selection process was held in confidentiality for […]

PCYAA sweep for PCC

PHILIPPINE Cultural College scored the game’s final eight points to stun defending champion Saint Jude Catholic School, 58-54, and secure the No. 1 seed in the 18-Under Boys Juniors division of the 6th Philippine Ching Yuen Athletic Association (PCYAA) basketball competitions at the Uno High School gym in Tondo, Manila. The Golden Seagulls, who trailed […]

PCYAA sweep in the offing

DEFENDING champion Saint Jude Catholic School looks to register a sweep of the seven-game elimination round of the 18-Under Boys Juniors division of the 6th Philippine Ching Yuen Athletic Association (PCYAA) basketball competitions when it clashes with equally unbeaten Philippine Cultural College on Saturday, February 2, in what could be a preview of the finals. […]

PCYAA awesome scorers

AT no time in the history of the Philippine Ching Yuen Athletic Association (PCYAA) basketball competitions in any of the four divisions – 12-Under Developmental, 14-Under Aspirants, 18-Under Boy Juniors and Ladies Juniors – had a player chalked 50 points or more in a game until the ongoing Season 6 cage festivities. And unbelievably, there […]

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