XS Stallions, Tiong Lian All-Stars Head for Taiwan
by Henry Liao for philippinebasketball.ph (03/05/2010)

Three-time Metro Manila Tiong Lian Basketball Association (MMTLBA) Juniors champion Xavier School and the Tiong Lian All-Star team are headed to Taiwan to play a series of exhibition games against prominent Taiwanese high school squads from April 5-11. >> read more


2010 MMTLBA Final Statistics


Stallions’ Dynastic TL Rule
by Henry Liao for philippinebasketball.ph (02/21/2010)

High-school kingpin Xavier School’s dynastic rule in the Metro Manila Tiong Lian Basketball Association competitions lives on. >> read more


Xavier Juniors Score Tiong Lian Title Three-Peat
by Henry Liao for philippinebasketball.ph (02/19/2010)

Xavier School downed St. Jude Catholic School, 83-75, Thursday night (February 18), to complete a two-game sweep of the best-of-three Juniors Division finals in the 40th Metro Manila Tiong Lian Basketball Association tournament at the Chiang Kai Shek gym in Tondo. >> read more


Xavier seeks Tiong Lian Juniors Title
by Henry Liao for philippinebasketball.ph (02/16/2010)

Powerhouse Xavier School goes for its third consecutive Juniors Division title in the 40th Metro Manila Tiong Lian Basketball Association tournament when it clashes with St. Jude Catholic School in Game Two of their best-of-three finals rematch at the Chiang Kai Shek gym in Tondo, Manila. >> read more


Xavier Captures 8th Straight Tiong Lian Aspirants Title
by Henry Liao for philippinebasketball.ph (02/15/2010)

It’s eight straight championships for Xavier School in the Aspirants Division of the Metro Manila Tiong Lian Basketball Association tournament. >> read more


MMTLBA Aspirants Game 2 Primer


Xavier Aspirants gun for Tiong Lian Title
by Henry Liao for philippinebasketball.ph (02/14/2010)

Seven-time defending champion Xavier School goes for the jugular when it takes on Chiang Kai Shek College on Monday, February 15, in Game Two of the best-of-three Aspirants Division finals of the 40th MetroManila Tiong Lian Basketball Association tournament. >> read more


XS, ST. Jude in Tiong Lian Juniors Finals Rematch
by Henry Liao for philippinebasketball.ph (02/13/2010)

For the second straight year, Xavier School and St. Jude Catholic School will dispute the Juniors Division title in the 40th Metro Manila Tiong Lian Basketball Association tournament. >> read more


MMTLBA Day 13 XS Reaches TL Finals


40th Metro Manila Tiong Lian Basketball Association


Xavier, CKSC clash for Tiong Lian Aspirants Title
by Henry Liao for philippinebasketball.ph (02/08/2010)

For the third consecutive year, Xavier School and Chiang Kai Shek College will battle for the Aspirants Division title in the 40th Metro Manila Tiong Lian Basketball Association tournament. >> read more


Metro Manila Tiong Lian Basketball Association Day 11


MMTLBA Statistical Leaders Elimination Round


XS ASPIRANTS ALSO MAKE WAVES
by Henry Liao for philippinebasketball.ph (02/01/2010)

Move over, Big Brother.

The Xavier School Aspirants, who are seeking a record-extending eighth consecutive title, duplicated the feat of their Juniors counterparts in the 40th Metro Manila Tiong Lian Basketball tournament by completing their own single round-robin elimination schedule with a lily-white 6-0 record. >> read more


Metro Manila Tiong Lian Basketball Association Day 10


Metro Manila Tiong Lian Basketball Association Day 9


STALLIONS BLAST JUDENITES
by Henry Liao for philippinebasketball.ph (01/28/2010)

What many expected to be a close encounter between two unbeaten teams turned out to be a horrendous blowout as two-time defending champion Xavier School stamped its class and brutally demolished St. Jude Catholic School, 91-55, Wednesday night (January 27) in a Juniors Division matchup in the 40th Freego Metro Manila Tiong Lian Basketball Association tournament held at the Chiang Kai Shek gym in Tondo, Manila. >> read more


Metro Manila Tiong Lian Basketball Association Day 8


Metro Manila Tiong Lian Basketball Association Day 7


Metro Manila Tiong Lian Basketball Association Day 6


ST. STEPHEN’S HS, HOPE CHRISTIAN HS WIN (day 5)
by Henry Liao for philippinebasketball.ph (01/21/2010)

St. Stephen’s High School spoiled the return of Uno High School skipper Isaac Lim from a two-game absence with a 49-44 victory over the winless Uneans last January 20 in a Juniors Division matchup in the 40th Freego Metro Manila Tiong Lian Basketball Association tournament held at the Chiang Kai Shek gym in Tondo. >> read more


40th Metro Manila Tiong Lian Basketball Association day 3 and 4


Who's Who in the Tiong Lian Games
by Henry Liao for philippinebasketball.ph (01/17/2010)

Look who was in the house during the opening day of the 40th Freego Metro Manila Tiong Lian Basketball Association tournament held at the Jacinto Tiu Competition Court inside the Xavier School campus two Saturdays ago? >> read more


TIONG LIAN: STALLIONS SCORE SECOND WIN
by Henry Liao for philippinebasketball.ph (01/14/2010)

The two-time defending champion Xavier Juniors bucked spotty officiating to register a close 86-80 decision over Chiang Kai Shek College last January 13 for its second straight win in the 40th Freego Metro Manila Tiong Lian Basketball Association tournament held at the Chiang Kai Shek gym in Tondo. >> read more


XAVIER STARTS TIONG LIAN “THREE-PEAT” BID ON A BRIGHT NOTE
by Henry Liao for philippinebasketball.ph (01/10/2010)

RP Under-16 Team member Jeron Teng scored a game-high 40 points and San Juan Inter-HS tournament MVP Jose Anton “Jett” Manuel added 29 as the two-time defending champion Xavier Juniors opened their “three-peat” title bid in the 40th Metro Manila Tiong Lian Basketball Association competitions on a bright note. >> read more


TIONG LIAN: A FOUR-CORNERED FIGHT
by Henry Liao for philippinebasketball.ph (12/07/09)

It is going to be a four-cornered race for the Juniors Division title in the 40th Freego Metro Manila Tiong Lian Basketball Association tournament, which commences on January 9 at the Jacinto Tiu Court inside the Xavier School Campus in Little Baguio, San Juan City. >> read more


40th Metro Manila Tiong Lian Basketball Association Unfolds on January 9, 2010
by Henry Liao for philippinebasketball.ph (01/07/2010)

The 40th season of the Metro Manila Tiong Lian Basketball Association will come off the wraps on Saturday, January 9, at the Jacinto Tiu Court in the Xavier School campus along Little Baguio, San Juan. >> read more


XAVIER DOMINATES TIONG LIAN CAGEFEST
by Henry Liao for philippinebasketball.ph (02/22/09)

High-school powerhouse Xavier School made history in the just-concluded 39th Metro Manila Tiong Lian Basketball Association tournament after annexing the Aspirants and Juniors Division titles this season. >> read more


2009 MMTLBA FINALS - JUNIORS DIVISION
BEST-OF-3 SERIES

XAVIER SCHOOL (8-0) VS. ST. JUDE CATHOLIC SCHOOL (4-6)

SCHEDULE:
Tuesday, Feb. 17, Game 1 – Xavier School (116) – St. Jude Catholic School (74)
Friday, Feb. 20, 6:00 p.m., Game 2
Monday, Feb. 23, 6:00 p.m., Game 3 (if necessary)

Elimination Round
(Jan. 30) – Xavier School (118) – St. Jude Catholic School (73)

Xavier – Jeric Teng 47 points (17-for-30 FG, 7-for-7 FT, six threes), 6 rebounds and 7 assists; Jeron Teng a career-high 18 points; Kevin Lim 10 points; Jerald Sze 9 points; Donal Ong 9 points; Jose Anton Manuel 8 points; Ian Umali 6 points

St. Jude – Derrence Lam 18 points; Vance Uy 14 points; Jason Ligad 9 points; Kim Lo 7 points; Jan Ong 7 points

FINALS, GAME 1
(Feb. 17) – Xavier School (116) – St. Jude Catholic School (74)

Xavier – Jeric Teng 31 points and 6 rebounds; Jeron Teng 17 points and 10 rebounds; Ian Umali 17 points; and Jose Anton Manuel 16 points and seven assists

St. Jude – Kim Lo 16 points and 9 rebounds; Derrence Lam 15 points and six assists; Martin Go 10 points; Perry Lee 8 points; Jason Ligad 6 points; and Jan Ong 6 points.


XAVIER BAGS 7th STRAIGHT TL ASPIRANTS TITLE
by Henry Liao for philippinebasketball.ph (02/19/09)

The dynastic rule continues.

Wednesday night (Feb. 18), powerhouse Xavier School captured its seventh straight Aspirants Division championship in the 39th Metro Manila Tiong Lian Basketball Association tournament held at the Uno Gym, registering a convincing 74-65 decision over Chiang Kai Shek College in the deciding Game 3 of their best-of-three titular showdown. >> read more


XAVIER GUNS FOR TIONG LIAN JUNIORS CROWN
by Henry Liao for philippinebasketball.ph (02/18/09)

Powerhouse Xavier School goes for the jugular Friday night (Feb. 20) in Game 2 of the best-of-three Juniors Division finals in the 39th Metro Manila Basketball Association high school tournament at the Uno Gym in Tondo, Manila. >> read more


XS, CKSC CLASH FOR TL ASPIRANTS TITLE
by Henry Liao for philippinebasketball.ph (02/15/09)

The deciding Game 3 of the Aspirants Division finals in the 39th Metro Manila Tiong Lian Basketball Association tournament between six-time defending champion Xavier School and Chiang Kai Shek College will be held on Wednesday night (Feb. 18) at the Uno Gym in Tondo, Manila. >> read more


XAVIER TAKES GAME 1 OF TL ASPIRANTS FINALS
by Henry Liao for philippinebasketball.ph (02/14/09)

Six-time defending champion Xavier School exacted revenge against erstwhile unbeaten Chiang Kai Shek College with an 82-76 victory Saturday night (Feb. 14) in Game 1 of the Aspirants Division best-of-three finals of the 39th Metro Manila Basketball Association tournament held at the Uno Gym in Tondo, Manila.
>> read more


St.Jude - From last to first?
by Henry Liao for philippinebasketball.ph (02/13/09)

Sometimes it pays to be in last place.

Take the unprecedented case of giant killer St. Jude Catholic School in the Juniors Division playoffs of the 39th Metro Manila Tiong Lian Basketball Association high school tournament. >> read more


XAVIER, ST. JUDE IN TIONG LIAN FINALS
by Henry Liao for philippinebasketball.ph (02/12/09)

Defending champion Xavier School and upset-conscious St. Jude Catholic School registered hard-earned semifinal victories Wednesday night (Feb. 11) to arrange a best-of-three titular showdown in the Juniors Division of the 39th Metro Manila Tiong Lian Basketball Association high school tournament held at the Uno Gym in Tondo, Manila. >> read more


ST. JUDE CATHOLIC SCHOOL GAINS SEMIS TICKET
by Henry Liao for philippinebasketball.ph (02/10/09)

Giant killer St. Jude Catholic School took the last trip to the Final Four after posting an incredible 84-79 victory over No. 2 seed Grace Christian College Monday night (Feb. 9) in the Juniors Division playoffs of the 39th Metro Manila Tiong Lian Basketball Association high school tournament held at the Uno Gym in Tondo, Manila. >> read more


UNO OUSTS HOPE, ST. JUDE UPSETS GRACE IN TIONG LIAN PLAYOFFS
by Henry Liao for philippinebasketball.ph (02/07/09)

Action in the 39th Metro Manila Tiong Lian Basketball Association high school tournament heightens Monday (Feb. 9) with the lone quarterfinal playoff game in the Juniors Division between No. 2 seed Grace Christian College (4-3) and No. 7 seed and last-place St. Jude Catholic School (2-5) at the Uno Gym.
>> read more


ST. STEPHEN’S HS REACHES SEMIS, HOPE CHRISTIAN HS STAYS ALIVE IN TIONG LIAN PLAYOFFS
by Henry Liao for philippinebasketball.ph (02/05/09)

St. Stephen’s High School and Hope Christian High School registered contrasting victories Wednesday night (Feb. 4) in the Juniors Division quarterfinal playoffs of the 39th Metro Manila Tiong Lian Basketball Association tournament at the Uno Gym. >> read more


ALL SET FOR TIONG LIAN PLAYOFFS
by Henry Liao for philippinebasketball.ph (02/01/09)

The single round-robin elimination phase in the Juniors Division of the 39th Tiong Lian Basketball Association tournament came to an end Saturday night (Jan. 31) at the Uno Gym with Grace Christian College and Uno High School registering victories over their respective opponents to earn the No. 2 and No. 3 spots in the playoffs that are set to begin on Wednesday, Feb. 4, and will involve all seven member schools. >> read more


Tiong Lian products
by Henry Liao for philippinebasketball.ph (01/30/09)

Not known to many, the Metro Manila Tiong Lian Basketball Association, a well-organized league that is composed of the best Chinese-Filipino high schools in the Metro Manila area, owns a rich and colorful history. >> read more


XAVIER, ST STEPHEN”S HS WIN IN TIONG LIAN
by Henry Liao for philippinebasketball.ph (01/30/09)

Defending Juniors Division titlist Xavier School outclassed host Uno High School, 116-63, Wednesday night (Jan. 28) to pick up its fifth straight victory in the 39th Metro Manila Tiong Lian Basketball Association tournament held at the Uno Gym. >> read more


XAVIER BEATS GRACE
by Henry Liao for philippinebasketball.ph (01/26/09)

And then there’s only one undefeated team.

Defending champion Xavier School pulled Grace Christian College out of the unbeaten ranks with a pulsating 91-87 victory Saturday night (Jan. 24) in the Juniors Division of the 39th Metro Manila Tiong Lian Basketball Association tournament. >> read more


UNO, CKSC WIN
by Henry Liao for philippinebasketball.ph (01/24/09)

Chiang Kai Shek College and Uno High School registered hard-earned victories Friday night (Jan. 23) in the Juniors Division of the 39th Metro Manila Tiong Lian Basketball Association tournament held at the Uno Gym. >> read more