SAN Beda routed Emilio Aguinaldo College, 98-66, to keep its record unblemished in the NCAA seniors basketball tournament on Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
On-point were the Red Lions from deep as they buried seven triples in the second quarter to erect a 54-23 halftime lead before continuing that hot streak in the payoff period, where they led by 41 points.
San Beda shot 15-of-29 from deep as it improved to 10-0 in Season 95 and extended its win streak to 23 straight games dating back to last season.
The Red Lions also continued their 11-year mastery of EAC, taking their 22nd straight win as the Mendiola side remains as the lone NCAA team the Generals have yet to hurdle.
"Like what I always said, we do extra work on our skills. My players really come to practice everyday with the mindset that they have to improve their shooting and skills. Even though were No. 1 in three-point shooting I'm still happy with the way I'm seeing with my boys coming in early and take their shots," said coach Boyet Fernandez.
Evan Nelle orchestrated San Beda's attack with his 13 points on a 3-of-4 shooting from deep, as he set up his teammates with 11 assists. He also had four assists and two rebounds to lead five Red Lions with double-digits scores.
Clint Doliguez shot 4-of-6 from deep to also notch 13 points, on top of seven rebounds and two steals, AC Soberano got 12 points on a 3-of-6 clip from deep, while MVP frontrunner Calvin Oftana had 12 points, eight boards and two dimes.
Donald Tankoua also did his damage down low with 13 points and eight rebounds in the win.
The decimation was EAC's eighth straight defeat for a 1-9 record.
Marwin Taywan led the Generals with 19 points, five assists, three rebounds and three steals, while JP Maguliano got 17 points and seven boards.
San Beda 98 - Nelle 13, Tankoua 13, Doliguez 13, Soberano 12, Oftana 12, Canlas 9, Alfaro 8, Bahio 7, Etrata 3, Carino 3, Cuntapay 2, Noah 1, Obenza 1, Visser 1, Abuda 0.
EAC 66 - Taywan 19, Maguliano 17, Luciano 7, De Guzman 5, Cadua 3, Mandoza 3, Carlos 3, Martin 3, Estacio 2, Gurtiza 2, Dayrit 2, Corilla 0, Boffa 0, Gonzales 0.
Quarterscores: 16-14; 54-23; 75-42; 98-66.