ALJUN Melecio had 22 points, Marco Sario contributed 19 points, and De La Salle-Zobel beat University of the Philippines Integrated School, 85-74, on Saturday in the UAAP Season 78 juniors basketball at the Filoil Flying V Arena.
The Junior Archers bucked a flat start, unleashing a 23-11 second quarter that put them for good, 41-35, at the half. La Salle was down, 18-24, after the first period.
La Salle stayed in second place behind unbeaten National University with a 9-2 win-loss card, two games ahead of Ateneo (7-4).
The Blue Eaglets leaned on Jolo Mendoza to beat University of the East, 96-58. Mendoza had 25 points for Ateneo.