NATIONAL University and Informatics, which had earlier booked quarterfinal seats, continued their winning ways at the expense of La Salle and Ateneo in the 10th Fr. Martin Division 2 Cup.
Alfred Aroga scored 22 points and former national youth cager Jay Alejandro had 11 as the Bulldogs beat La Salle, 68-59, at the St. Placid gym of San Beda College in Manila.
Mark Doligon and Japs Bautista fired 23 and 22 points, respectively, in leading the Icons to a 78-66 win over Ateneo.
The Bulldogs are just a win shy of an eight-game sweep of Group A and the top seeding in their bracket.
In the high school division, Darius Estrella had 23 points as Jose Rizal University defeated San Beda, 85-78.
The Light Bombers improved their win-loss card to 3-4 and handed the Red Cubs their first setback in six matches.
The Red Cubs dropped to second behind the unbeaten Hope Christian (5-0) School.