SAN Beda dominated in its opening match against San Sebastian, posting an 86-75 victory on Sunday in the NCAA Season 93 juniors basketball tournament at Letran Gym.
Peter Alfaro led the Red Cubs with 17 points, eight coming in the fourth quarter, while Addy Velasquez and Sam Abu Hilje had 16 points apiece.
Damie Cuntapay led the Staglets with 25 points, while Alex Desoyo added 16.
San Beda will take on Lyceum on July 14 at San Juan Arena, while the Staglets will battle the Arellano Braves on July 13 at Arellano Univeristy.
"Magaling si Peter, magaling mag-decide sa loob, talagang maaasahan mo. If he gets good shots, he'll take it. Walang pwersa, wala ring ad lib kaya maaasahan mo sa desicion-making," said San Beda coach JB Sison.
"I think we just had a good start kasi first game, first win. We're looking at other teams and we think it's gonna be a tough season. Kasi nag-bulk up lahat ng roster ng teams sa high school so lumakas lahat," he added.
San Beda 86 — Alfaro 17, Velasquez 16, Abu Hijle 16, Mahinay 10, Nelle 6, Tagala 6, Barbero 5, Etrata 3, Obenza 2, Garcia 2, Lagumen 2, Nayve 1, Dela Rosa 0, Sese 0.
San Sebastian 75 — Cuntapay 25, Desoyo 16, Villapando 7, Baclaan 5, Pasamante 5, Aguilar 4, Timbancaya 3, Rodriguez 3, Sumoda 3, Calahat 2, Pelias 2, Umayao 0, Espiritu 0.
Quarterscores: 21-21; 42-36; 62-57; 86-75.