ARELLANO and Mapua beat separate rivals on Friday to stay in joint second place in the NCAA Season 91 juniors basketball tournament at The Arena in San Juan.
Guillmer de la Torre had 33 points as the Braves beat Letran, 89-71, while the Red Robins, behind Michael Enriquez's 27-point effort, defeated Lyceum, 76-64.
With the victories, Arellano and Mapua shared second place with a 5-1 win-loss slate behind San Beda (6-0).
Emilio Aguinaldo College downed San Sebastian, 81-67, to improve its record to 2-4.
Mark Castillo had 27 points and nine steals for the Brigadiers, who handed the Staglets their third loss in six outings.