THE Batang Gilas Under-16 national team beat San Beda, 78-71, for its first win in the 13th Fr. Martin Division 2 Cup basketball tournament at the Arellano Gym.
Jonas Tibayan had 16 points while Dave Ildefonso added 15 points for Batang Gilas, who posted their first win after two games in Group A of the seniors division.
The Batang Gilas cagers are using the tournament as a tune-up for the coming Fiba-Asia Under-16 Championship in Indonesia later this year.
San Beda, however, later bounced back with a win over Mary the Queen College, 83-68, with Franz Abuda scoring 11 points.
In the juniors division, Enzo Serrano had 26 points as Mapua beat University of Perpetual Help System Dalta, 71-60, for their second win.
Tyler Tio had 19 points as Xavier School defeated National University, 91-88, for its third straight victory.