MAPUA defeated Enderun College, 92-82, on Thursday to capture the 12th Fr. Martin Division 2 Cup title at the San Beda gym, providing a ray of hope for the long-suffering NCAA team.
Fil-American cager Stephen Que had a game-high 27 points while Tura Dela Rosa added 21 for the Cardinals, who have hit rock-bottom in the country's oldest collegiate league.
Mapua's Andretti Stevens earned the Joey Lim Memorial MVP trophy.
Que and Dela Rosa broke a 58-all deadlock with a five-point swing in the third quarter to set the stage for the Cardinals' breakaway.
Jordan Rios scored 24 points for the Titans, but he was limited to only two points in the final period.