NOTRE Dame of Greater Manila clawed back from a first-half hole and beat Lourdes School of Quezon City, 49-47, even as Chiang Kai Shek became the first team to hit the century mark at the expense of Xavier School-B, 105-46, in the SBP/Passerelle basketball tournament over the weekend at the Xavier School gym.
The Notre Dame dribblers trailed 26-28 at the turn, but waxed hot in the second half behind the duo of Adrian Joaquin Lopez and John Levi Buenaflor, who scored 10 points each and combined for nine rebounds in Passerelle Group D.
The win pushed Chiang Kai Shek to second with a 2-1 card behind idle and undefeated Ateneo-A which had a 3-0 slate in the competition organized by Best Center and sponsored by Milo and RCBC Savings Bank.
Notre Dame scored a double kill as its SBP counterpart beat La Salle Greenhills Team B, 35-32, to tie its victim at the top of Division D at 2-1, the same slate of Lourdes School of Mandaluyong, which edged La Salle Greenhills, 35-32.
Ateneo Team A exerted less effort in securing its third consecutive win at the expense of Don Bosco Makati, 65-31, in SBP-B.
University of Santo Tomas recorded its third straight win at the expense of La Salle Zobel B, 54-23, matching the record of fellow unbeaten Don Bosco Makati which earlier beat School of St. Anthony, 55-45, to share the lead in Passerelle-C.
La Salle Team B prevented a shutout by thumping Christian World Academy, 67-34, in Passerelle Division B.
Southridge School walked over St. Paul College of Makati in Passerelle Group C.