SAN Beda remained unbeaten in the NCAA Season 94 as it blew past Mapua, 88-70, on Friday at the Filoil Flying V Arena in San Juan.
The Red Lions used a huge second half as it once again turned to its stingy defense to break the game wide open.
Leading by just four at the half following a huge second quarter, the Red Lions limited the Cardinals to 28 markers to cruise to their fourth win in as many games.
JV Mocon was at the forefront of that second half attack as he finished with 22 points, 16 rebounds and four assists to lead the Red Lions.
"Again the boys really stepped up their game especially in the second half. We just have to be consistent, learn to be consistent in playing the game," said San Beda head coach Boyet Fernandez.
"JV played well today. Kulang na lang triple-double. Robert did a good job on the point guard position, he had eight assists. Donald still a force in the post," he added.
Donald Tankoua finished with 17 points and seven boards, while Robert Bolick added 11 points and eight assists.
Calvin Oftana and James Canlas combined for 19 markers.
Warren Bonifacio was the silver lining in the defeat for the Cardinals who dropped to 2-3.
The rookie showed great range and finished with 19 points and 12 rebounds while Cedric Pelayo added 15 points.
San Beda 88 – Mocon 22, Tankoua 17, Bolick 11, Oftana 10, Canlas 9, Doliguez 6, Tongco 6, Nelle 5, Eugene 2, Carino 0, Cuntapay 0.
Mapua 70 – Bonifacio 19, Pelayo 15, Lugo 8, Serrano 7, Gamboa 6, Victoria 5, Jabel 5, Bunag 2, Aguirre 2, Salenga 1, Biteng 0, Pajarillo 0, Carandang 0.
Quarterscores: 30-17; 46-42; 68-58; 88-70.