REIGNING champion Calabarzon and National Capital Region advanced into the semifinals of the Palarong Pambansa secondary boys basketball after beating separate foes on Thursday in San Jose De Buenavista, Antique.
Calabarzon, represented by the San Beda Red Cubs, defeated Soccskargen, 83-76.
Meanwhile NCR, which is composed of a combined squad of Adamson and Chiang Kai Shek College, trounced Cordillera Adminstrative Region, 104-47, in quarterfinal action.
In the semifinals on Friday, NCR will face Central Visayas, which defeated Davao Region, 79-65, in its quarterfinal match on Thursday. Central Visayas is represented by University of Visayas.
Western Visayas, meanwhile, beat Caraga, 78-71, to also move into the semifinals where they face Calabarzon.
The Baby Falcons/Blue Dragons NCR squad topped Group C after capping off the preliminaries with a 60-38 win over Eastern Visayas on Wednesday.