XAVIER School edged La Salle Greenhills-SBP, 44-42, and later turned back Ateneo, 55-46, to remain unscathed and clinch the first quarterfinal seat in the 11-under age class of Got Skills Basketball Showdown Season Two at the St. Jude and Xavier Gyms.
Ryley Jacey Tuason led the Xavier dribblers in the win over the Greenies by firing 15 points while Jacob Alexander Tan Lai poured in 16 in the triumph over the Eaglets for the two wins that stretched its win streak to five.
Ateneo and La Salle Greenhills Paya advanced to the round-of-eight in the 13-under section after hacking out a pair of victories to likewise stay unbeaten in four games in this tournament sponsored by No Curfew Watch Store, Wize & Ope Watch, Chris Sports, Skiz, and Fitness and Athletics.
Ateneo routed LSGH-SBP, 58-32, and Xavier, 62-33, on the strength of John Carlos Fetalvero's 12 points and Miguel Sahali's 11 markers while LSGH Paya slammed St. Jude, 56-39 and Chiang Kai Shek, 70-58, with John Benedict Rigor doing most of the damage by exploding for a combined 37 points in both outings.
In the 15-under bracket, Chiang Kai Shiek leaned on John Raphael Tibayan's heroics as it eked out squeakers over National U, 52-50, and University of Santo Tomas, 38-36, for its fourth straight win - and a place in the quarters.
There, it will be joined by San Beda Taytay and LSGH A, which also pulled off a couple of victories to remain undefeated in four assignments.
The Red Cubs trounced Xavier, 59-47, with John Mark Lagumen scattering 11 points and LSGH B, 46-32, while LSGH A flattened Colegio de San Agustin, 60-16, and overcame a gutsy Ateneo side, 42-41.
AMA also made its presence felt in the 17-under category as it dumped San Beda Alabang, 75-53, and outlasted College of San Benildo-Rizal, 72-71, for a 3-0 card with John Russell Fuentes erupting for 24 points in the first game and 22 in the second.
Austin Tansiongkun unloaded 20 points in carrying Xavier to a 76-58 rout of Ateneo Prada and then quickly buckled down to work in the next game by uncorking 22 markers in a 73-40 waylaying of Ateneo Paya, 73-40, to zoom to the lead in the same division with four wins.
Other results: (17-under) COSB-R d. St. Jude 66-56, Ateneo Paya d. San Beda Alabang, 74-69, (15-under) Ateneo d. St. Francis Manila 92-41, COSB-R d. Xavier, 56-45, UST d. St. Francis, 66-51, Chiang Kai Shek d. UST, 38-36, LSGH B d. COSB-R, 51-41. and SFS d. CSA, 57-42.