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4-peat for MCS Knights

THE Mount Carmel School Knights continued their reign after earning their fourth straight championship title by shooting down the Grace Christian Academy Eagles, 46-23 during last Friday’s championship game of the 2017 Coalition of Private School Sports Association High School Basketball League held at the Gilbert C. Ada Gym.

The Eagles gave a good fight as they stuck close by the Knights throughout the first half.

The Mount Carmel School Knights poses with their championship title for 4th straight year during last Saturday’s award ceremony of the 2017 COPSSA High School Basketball League at Gilbert C. Ada Gym.     Photo by James F. Sablan Jr.

Although they had a tough time getting through the Knights’ line of defense, their persistency kept them alive as Amir Abes and Jether Espanola forced in two points each to trail by only two buckets 4-8.

The Knights stayed in control by spreading the floor on the offensive end to keep their options open. Jaydon Tenorio carried his rhythm over to the second quarter firing one triple with Matthew Richardson following behind with a two-point shot while SeokJun Yun led at the fronline with five points.

Despite MCS’ run, Abes and Espanola remained efficient combining for five points alongside Do Jin Choi to stay within reach.

After the halftime break, it all went downhill for the Eagles who were held nearly scoreless at the third canto due to MCS’ pressure defense.

With Matthew Mamaril unable to bring hope for GCA, MCS took advantage with Angelo Factor on the attack putting up five points while feeding the rest of the team to push a double digit lead, 29-13.

The Eagles tried to regroup as the rest of the team stepped up during the final quarter.

Choi picked up where he left off adding four points to lead the run with Abes, Kevin Song and Sejin Kim right behind him.

Nonetheless, the GCA Eagles last-minute attempt was not enough to pull a comeback as MCS played at the same pace.

Kelvin Cepeda, Henry Yu, Richardson, Yun and Factor all played a part in their 17 point production keeping the safe distance leading to the laid-back victory 46-23.


MCS 46 – SeokJun Yun 14, Jaydon Tenorio 8, Angelo Factor 8, Matthew Richardson 7, Henry Yu 4, Kelvin Cepeda 3, Aven Evangelista 2, Ace Evangelista 1,

GCA 23 – Do Jin Choi 7, Amir Abes 6, Jether Espanola 5, Kevin Song 2, Sejin Kim 2, Marcky Masilungan 1,