FEATI University defeated Philippine Women's University, 68-62, to reach the third round of the stepladder phase of the 4th Interscholastic Athletic Association men's basketball tournament at the Lyceum gym in Intramuros.
Leo Pati-an scored 12 of his game-high 22 points as the Seahawks battled back from an eight-point deficit late in the second quarter to earn the right to face defending champion Technological Institute of the Philippines in the next round.
The winner of the TIP-Feati match will play twice-to-beat La Consolacion College Manila for the last finals berth.
Philippine Merchant Marine School gained the outright finals berth after topping the prelims with a 6-0 win-loss slate.
RJ Santos had 11 points and Anthony Santos added 10 points for Feati, which posted a 98-94 victory over St. Dominic College of Asia in the opening round on Wednesday at Manila Tytana Colleges gym.
Jake Enriquez scored 17 points and Morris Bryan Pallares added 14 points but PWU made costly turnovers and missed numerous outside shots in the second half, allowing Feati to seize control of the contest.
PWU made it to the second round of the stepladder following an 81-65 rout of Manila Tytana.