ATENEO-A and San Beda turned back their respective rivals in the 19th Fr. Martin Summer Cup basketball tournament at the Trinity University of Asia gymnasium.
Von Pessumal and Kiefer Ravena finished with 22 and 17 points, respectively, as they led the Blue Eagles to a 77-70 beating of St. Claire in Group A of the senior division.
Pessumal banged in 11 points in the fourth period, allowing the Blue Eagles to hold off St. Claire, 42-51, at the end of the third.
Arvin Tolentino and Javee Mocon on the other hand, topscored for 14 and 13 points in leading the Red Cubs to an 83-71 demolition of Fatima University in junior action.
The Blue Eagles, with rookie Jerie Pingoy back in action, and the Red Cubs both posted their second straight wins and are now ahead in their respective brackets.
Pingoy finished with four points after coming back from an injury.
In other games, Cedrick Ablaza made 19 points for the Informatics Icons, who won over PATTS College of Aeronautics, 86-67, for their first triumph in Group B.
San Beda-B blasted Emilio Aguinaldo College High School, 72-59, for their second win in another junior match.
Commissioner Robert de la Rosa said the top two teams in each bracket will qualify to the semifinals.