MANILA, Philippines – The son of basketball coach Norman Black led the Ateneo Blue Eaglets to victory against the Naga Montessori Titans Thursday in the junior division of the 18th Fr. Martin Summer Cup basketball tournament.
Norman Aaron Black teamed up with Ivan Jose as they posted 12 points apiece to help the Eaglets to a 121-68 win.
The Blue Eaglets got their second consecutive win this week and entered the semifinal round.
Ateneo joined the Far Eastern University-FERN Baby Tamaraws in the semis with their 5-1 win-loss record in Group B.
The Baby Tamaraws ended their elimination round assignment by beating the Chiang Kai Shek Dragons, 54-29.
Joshua Aguilon made 11 points and Jan Hassan shot 10 for the Baby Tams, who finished in second behind the Red Cubs (6-0).
The San Beda-A Red Cubs drew 23 points from Ranbill Tongco blasted the Jesus Is Lord Christian Foundation cagers, 121-68. They are now in contention for the first semis seat.
In the senior division, John Ervin Alberto made 14 points for the University of the East (UE) Warriors, who won over the Jose Rizal University (JRU) Heavy Bombers, 60-55.
The Warriors finished group B with a 5-2, and they are in strong contention for a quarterfinals seat.