MANILA, Philippines – The Jose Rizal University (JRU) Heavy Bombers, the University of Perpetual Help Altas and the San Beda-A Red Cubs waylaid separate rivals to remain in contention for semi-final berths in the 19th Fr. Martin Summer Cup.
Ervin Medrano led three others in scoring in double figures for the Heavy Bombers, who blasted the Emilio Aguinaldo College Generals, 111-59, last Sunday at the St. Placid gym at the San Beda campus.
Medrano scored 12 points, while Marco Balagtas added 11 and the pair of Paolo Pontejos and Philip Paniamogan had 10 points apiece in helping the Heavy Bombers end their elimination round campaign in Group A with four wins and three losses.
Meanwhile, the trio of Juneric Baloria, Harold Arboleda and Chris Elopre showed the way for the Altas, who out-played the Letran Knights, 72-65, last Thursday at the Arellano University gym in Legarda.
Balorio scored 23 points, while Arboleda and Elopre had 18 and 13 points, respectively for the Altas, who improved their win-loss record to 3-2 in Group A.
The Altas are on track for a semi-finals seat, according to tournament commissioner Robert dela Rosa.
In the juniors division, Adven Jess Diputado and four others combined to carry the Red Cubs to a 78-44 win over the Perpetual Help Altalettes.
Diputado had 10 points, while Pierre Jacob Ancheta, Mark Anthony Framil, Evan Jacob Furaque and Javee Mocon delivered nine points each for the Red Cubs as they won their sixth straight game in Group A.
In other juniors matches, Jesus is Lord beat University of the East, 76-72, behind 18 points from Simon dela Cruz.
In the women’s division, Lupin Gesalan had 17 points for the Far Eastern University Lady Tamaraws (2-1) as they beat La Salle, 47-44.