THE National University Bulldogs whipped defending champion San Beda, 86-69, while the Arellano University Chiefs waylaid the Trinity Stallions, 85-62, at the resumption of the 10th Fr. Martin Division 2 Cup basketball tournament.
Mark Porter scored 23 points and Alfred Aroga added 16 for the Bulldogs as they marched to their sixth straight triumph in Group A of this cagefest backed by Gerry’s Grill.
The Chiefs, led Kinsman Redeemer's 17 points, improved their record to five wins and two losses.
The two teams boosted their chances of claiming quarterfinal seats, which is reserved for the top four teams in the two brackets of the senior division, according to commissioner Robert de la Rosa.
In the juniors division, Norrish Decapia hit 15 points for the San Beda Red Cubs, who claimed their fourth consecutive win at the expense of Letran, 68-62, while Hope Christian School (3-0) beat Adamson, 76-51.
Darius Estrella banged in 22 points for Jose Rizal University, which defeated EAC-ICA, 80-71.