DEFENDING champion San Beda defeated Mapua 77-66 recently to secure a quarterfinal slot in the 10th Fr. Martin Division 2 Cup basketball tournament at the St. Placid gymnasium in San Beda.
Van Abatayo scored 21 points, while Jeric Estrada and Mochol Sorela made 14 apiece as the Red Lions cruised to their sixth straight win in Group A.
University of the East scored its fifth win in six games, beating Ateneo 72-66.
Mustapha Arafat had 14 points and Benjamin Dy added 13 for the Warriors, who are looking to claim the top quarterfinal seat in Group B.
The Technological Institute of the Philippines Engineers(3-3) scored a walkover win over over Emilio Aguinaldo College.
In the high school division, Lance Abude made 25 points as the San Beda Red Cubs (3-0), repulsed EAC, 66-58.