REIGNING seven-peat titlist San Beda overwhelmed a listless Emilio Aguinaldo squad, 107-60, to remain undefeated atop the juniors division of NCAA Season 92 on Sunday at The Arena in San Juan City.
Sam Abu Hijle led the onslaught with 17 points and 13 rebounds, while Joshua Tagala had 14 points and 10 boards to help lift the Cubs to their third win in a row. Germy Mahinay and Ry dela Rosa also wound up in double figures with 14 and 12 points, respectively, for San Beda.
"We just want to come out aggressive and finish strong," said San Beda coach JB Sison, who is hoping to steer the Taytay-based school to a record eight straight championships.
The Brigadiers fell to their third straight loss.
Mapua joined San Beda at the helm after dominating San Sebastian, 101-45, to snare a third straight triumph.
Jasper Selanga, Romuel Junsay and Bryan Samudyo each scored 15 points while Sherwin Concepcion and Charles Dagta chipped in 13 and 10, respectively, for the Robins.
Mapua is hoping to make up for last year's disappointing campaign when it finished No. 2 after the elims only to get ambushed by No. 3 Arellano U in the final stepladder semis.
"Hopefully we'll finish better this season," said Mapua mentor Randy Alcantara.
The Staglets slid to the bottom with four straight defeats.