CEBU — The visiting Ateneo de Manila University Blue Eaglets barged into the finals of the San Remegio Properties Invitational 2017 with two straight victories after a stunning loss at the Magis Eagles Arena inside the Ateneo de Cebu campus in Canduman, Mandaue City.
The Blue Eaglets wrapped up their elimination round campaign with an 87-78 win over the Western Colleges of Leyte Mustangs to get another shot at Colegio de Sta. Ana dela Victorias, which stunned them in the opener.
Kai Sotto had 12 points, six boards and two blocked shots, while Shaun Ildefonso scored 10.
CSAV handed Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu its second straight loss, 83-65, to finish the elims with a spotless 3-0 card.
After losing to CSAV, 82-89, the Blue Eaglets vented their ire on the SHS Magis Eagles, 88-59, in front of hundreds of students.
SJ Belangel ran circles around the four-time Cesafi champions with 29 points, five rebounds and five steals.
Joaquin Manuel, Jason Credo and Ildefonso combined for 31 markers, while Sotto had a quiet nine-point outing.
Jeric Adorio led CSAV with 26 points, while hotshot guard Jeffrey Manday put up 23 points.
Manday is expected to be a marked man in the final after averaging 29 points in three games.
Playing for third place will be the Magis Eagles and the Mustangs.