OLD mentors return as San Sebastian and Perpetual clash on Friday in the NCAA Season 95 seniors basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
Back from his one-game suspension, Golden Stags coach Egay Macaraya aims for back-to-back wins when his side returns to action at 2 p.m.
San Sebastian is riding high from it's tough 102-101 overtime squeaker over Letran and Allyn Bulanadi and RK Ilagan both want to lead their squad closer to the top four with their even 3-3 card.
But standing in their way is an inspired Altas squad, whose welcoming back coach Frankie Lim from his management-imposed leave.
Perpetual dedicated its 88-87 win over Emilio Aguinaldo College last Tuesday, with Ben Adamos and Edgar Charcos leading the way.
The battle of the returning bench tacticians spice up a loaded Friday gameday.
League leader San Beda (7-0) aims to extend its unbeaten run against fellow surprise early leader St. Benilde (5-1) at 12 p.m. in a potential early Final Four preview.
Lyceum (6-2), meanwhile, is looking for a bounce back win when it duels against the skidding Arellano (1-6) at 4 p.m.