REIGNING champion Chiang Kai Shek College led opening day winners of the 5th Philippine Secondary Schools Basketball Championship MEC Networks Cup on Saturday at the SGS Stadium in Quezon City.
Miguel Oczon had 22 points, while John Galinato scored 19 as the Blue Dragons defeated La Salle Greenhills, 85-82, in Group B.
Joining CKSC in the early lead were NCAA champion Mapua, San Beda, and Arellano.
Will Gozum exploded with 32 points, 16 rebounds, and two blocks as the Red Robins overpowered St. Stephen High School, 114-58, in Group D play.
In Group C, San Beda beat Hope Christian High School, 80-72, with Evan Nelle posting a triple-double of 11 points, 12 rebounds, and 11 assists. He was named Freego Best Player of the Game.
Arellano outscored Manila Patriotic School 21-8 int eh first quarter en route to an 83-69 victory. Roy Velasco had 13 points for Arellano.