PERPETUAL Help defeated University of the Philippines, 90-81, over the weekend to clinch a quarterfinal berth in the 10th Fr. Martin Collegiate Open Cup at the Trinity University of Asia gym in Quezon City.
The Altas won all of their seven games to top Group B and move on to the playoffs.
Guy Essono had 29 points as Lyceum-A beat Far Eastern University-B, 76-67, to also earn a berth in the quarterfinals with a 5-2 slate in Group B.
University of Santo Tomas got 14 points from Ed Daquioag and 13 from Kevin Ferrer as the Tigers defeated Jose Rizal University-A Heavy Bombers, 59-56, for a 4-3 mark in Group B.
In the women’s division, Eunique Chan scored with 8.8 seconds as University of the East beat De La Salle, 47-46.