Ateneo Blue Eaglets two wins away from sweep, outright finals berth after win over UP
Sean Ildefonso and three other Blue Eaglets score in double figures. Marlo Cueto

ATENEO kept its immaculate record in its UAAP Season 80 juniors basketball campaign after beating University of the Philippines Integrated School, 90-75, on Sunday at the Blue Eagle Gym.

SJ Belangel and Kai Sotto spearheaded Ateneo’s attack as the Blue Eaglets win their 12th game in as many outings.

Belangel had 19 points, while Sotto had 16 points and 13 rebounds for the Blue Eaglets, who trailed in the first quarter, 24-19, nbefore outscoring the Junior Maroons, 34-12, in the second.

Dave Ildefonso had 13 points, while Joaquii Manuel had another double-double of 10 points and 10 rebounds for Ateneo, two wins away from an elimination round sweep and outright berth in the finals.

Matt Santiago chipped in 19 points for UPIS (3-9).

The scores:

Ateneo 90 - Belangel 19, Sotto 16, Ildefonso 13, Manuel 10, Chiu 8, Credo 6, Angeles 5, Santos 5, David 3, Tanedo 3, Escalona 2, Jaymalin 0, Diaz 0, Lopa 0, Gusi 0, Ong 0.

UPIS 75 - Santiago 19, Raf. Labao 18, Ral. Labao 14, Gregorio 7, Vergeire 6, Tupaz 5, Estreta 4, Villa-Real 2, Gomez De Liano 0.

Quarterscores: 19-24; 53-36; 80-48; 90-75.

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