ATENEO and National University continued to lead the way in the UAAP Season 80 juniors basketball after overcoming separate foes on Sunday at the Blue Eagle Gym.
Kai Sotto had 20 points, 13 rebounds, and seven blocks as the Blue Eaglets defeated University of Santo Tomas, 94-63.
Miguel Oczon sizzled from the outside, converting six of his 14 shots from three-point territory to finish with 21 points as the Bullpups downed reigning champion Far Eastern University, 80-68.
Ateneo and NU now has a 5-0 record and have a two-game lead over third place UST, which fell to 3-2 following the loss to the Blue Eaglets.
Dave Ildefonso had 19 points, five rebounds, and seven assists for the Blue Eaglets, who staved off the 20-point effort of UST’s CJ Cansino.
In other results, Adamson and De La Salle-Zobel beat separate opponents to join FEU in fourth place with a 2-3 slate.
The Baby Falcons beat University of the Philippines Integrated School, 86-55. Jose Sabandal had 19 points, four rebounds, and six assists, while Andray Doria tallied 17 points, six rebounds, and four blocks for the Baby Falcons.
Nat Consejo had 23 points, while RC Calimag had 16 points as De La Salle-Zobel defeated University of the East, 77-74.
The Junior Warriors are still winless in five games.