Jubilee Christian Academy, Saint Jude Catholic School off to strong start in PCYAA basketball

JUBILEE Christian Academy, Saint Jude Catholic School and Philippine Cultural College started their campaigns in the Philippine Ching Yuen Athletic Association basketball competitions with big wins at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.

Carlo Lim scored 25 points as Jubilee Christian School led from start to finish against Grace Christian College, 86-56.

Kyle Barraza added 18 points, including two triples.

Marcus Lu paced Grace Christian with 22 points while Ralph Lim posted a double-double of 11 points and 13 rebounds.

Saint Jude Catholic School edged league-debuting Saint Stephen’s High School, 67-65.

Mallechi Colby Lim knocked in 18 points for St. Jude.

Philippine Cultural College stunned Pace Academy, 75-72, in overtime.

PCC opened the overtime period with five unanswered points, with D’Lanor Angelo Tan completing a three-point play and Rafael Ckenji Pangilinan hitting a basket inside to move ahead, 75-70.

In the lone 18-under Girls Juniors Division game, Jubilee Christian Academy stunned three-time defending champion Uno High School, 53-51, to join early winners Saint Stephen’s High School and Saint Jude Catholic School.

Sandra Villacruz scored 20 points as Jubilee ended the Lady Uneans’ 31-game win streak over three seasons.

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