Boys Juniors Basketball – Pace Academy (2-0), Saint Jude Catholic School (2-0), Jubilee Christian Academy (1-0), Grace Christian College (1-1), Uno High School (0-1), St. Stephen’s High School (0-2), MGC New Life Christian Academy (0-2) and Philippine Cultural College (X-X)
Girls Juniors Volleyball – Pace Academy (2-0), MGC New Life Christian Academy (1-0), Jubilee Christian Academy (1-0), St. Stephen’s High School (1-0), Uno High School (0-1), Saint Jude Catholic School (0-2), Grace Christian College (0-2) and Philippine Cultural College (X-X)
Host Pace Academy claimed twin triumphs in boys basketball and girls volleyball in the 7th Philippine Ching Yuen Athletic Association (PCYAA) competitions over the weekend.
The PCYAA is a multi-sports league featuring eight Chinese-Filipino high schools in the Metro Manila area. It kicked off the second half of its sports calendar with games in the 18-under boys and girls basketball divisions and women’s volleyball.
Pace Academy opened hostilities Saturday with a 75-59 rout of MGC New Life Christian Academy behind the combined 34-point effort of Airick Jaden Sy (20) and Kleivz Fong (14).
The Pacers then defeated Uno High School 78-67 on Sunday as Sy netted 17 points and Anton Evangelista had a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds.
Perennial title contender Saint Jude Catholic School also triumphed in its first two outings, crushing St. Stephen’s High School 90-51 and MGC NLCA 115-48 as the Green Knights’ Mallechi Colby Lim posted 23 and 27 points, respectively.
Pace and Saint Jude will battle each other for the leadership Thursday in the main game of a doubleheader at the Uno HS gym.
Meanwhile, defending Juniors champion Philippine Cultural College was to have debuted Tuesday against Uno High School (0-1).
In girls volleyball, Pace Academy grabbed No. 1 spot with victories over Grace Christian College 3-1 and Uno High School 3-0 at the Philadelphia High School gym. The Lady Pacers will look to score their third win in a row when they face St. Stephen’s High School (1-0) in the second game of a twin bill.
Reigning champion MGC New Life Christian Academy opened its four-peat title quest with a 3-0 sweep of Saint Jude Catholic School last Sunday.