ROOKIE Gerard Dizon led University of Perpetual Help to a 73-69 win over Emilio Aguinaldo College in the ongoing 19th Fr. Martin Summer Cup basketball tournament at the Trinity University of Asia gymnasium.
The 5-foot-10 Dizon, a discovery from Tarlac, banged in 15 of his 27 points in the second period, where the Altas turned the tables on the Generals after trailing in the first quarter.
Joel Jolangcob, Junrick Baloria, and Jay Ylagan also shone down the stretch for the Altas, whose debut win came after juniors squads La Salle Zobel and University of the East joined San Beda-Alabang in posting their second straight victories.
This gave the four squads a good headstart in the race for the semifinals slots in their respective brackets.
Renzo Subido unloaded 23 points for the Junior Archers as they walloped University of the Philippines Integrated School, 87-52, while the Pages turned back the Perpetual Help Altalettes, 59-56.
The Red Cubs, on the other hand, blasted the Far Eastern University-FERN Baby Tamaraws, 72-47.
In women’s action, Inna Corcuera scored 10 points for the La Salle Lady Archers, who downed FEU, 61-31.