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Agape clinches close win over MCS Knights, 60-54

AGAPE Christian School came out victorious in the championship-like game outlasting the Mount Carmel School Knights, 60-54 during last Tuesday’s matchup of the 2017 Coalition of Private School Sports Association High School Basketball League held at the Gilbert C. Ada Gym.

It was an up and down battle as both teams exchanged lead a handful of times.

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Agape Christian School’s John Chen pulls up for a corner jumper over Mount Carmel School’s E. Kisa during last Tuesday’s game of the 2017 COPSSA High School Basketball League at Gilbert C. Ada Gym.  Photo by James F. Sablan Jr.Agape Christian School’s John Chen pulls up for a corner jumper over Mount Carmel School’s E. Kisa during last Tuesday’s game of the 2017 COPSSA High School Basketball League at Gilbert C. Ada Gym. Photo by James F. Sablan Jr.

The Knights controlled the first quarter with countless shots led by J. Tenorio who had five points, including one triple, while Seok Yun, KJ Cepeda and E. Kisa chipped for a 11-10 lead.

In the second canto MCS lost their touch as they struggled from the offense.

ACS’ pressure half-court defense nearly silenced their opponents.

Then, David Cai attacked from beyond the arc, after turn over and John Chen had six points to push a 24-15 lead.

MCS made good use of the halftime break as they changed strategy coming in with a more aggressive pace. Yun started to take matters into his own hands with relentless drives towards the hoop with Tenorio drawing several fouls to chip in from the free throw line.

Both teams excelled at the final quarter having an answer for every shot made but MCS still could not move up front.

Yun continued to deliver from the perimeter supported by Cepeda’s seven points.

ACS remained in control forcing turnover after turnover with Chen and Jonathan Xiong finishing strong under the rim to regain a six-point lead.

MCS did not leave the gym empty handed though as the Lady Knights gave the girls of ACS a beating with a dominant 43-4 victory.