SAN Beda notched its second win in as many games the NCAA Season 91 juniors basketball, beating Emilio Aguinaldo College, 84-78, on Thursday at the San Juan Arena.
Germy Mahinay had 11 points while John Lagumen scored 10 as the Red Cubs, eyeing a seventh straight title, overcame a huge endgame rally by the Brigadiers.
The Red Cubs held for the win despite being outscored by the Brigadiers, 33-9, in the final period.
Last year’s runner-up Mapua got its first win of the season by beating San Sebastian, 80-51.
Sherwin Concepcion and Jasper Salenga had 19 points each for the Red Robins, who improved their record to 1-1 after dropping the opener to the Red Cubs.