NCAA juniors: Perpetual squeaks past Arellano Braves


Posted at Feb 01 2023 07:40 PM

The University of Perpetual Help Junior Altas kicked off their campaign in the NCAA boys' basketball tournament by notching their first win against the Arellano University Braves Wednesday afternoon. 

In a hotly contested game at the Emilio Aguinaldo College Gymnasium in Paco, Manila, the Junior Altas hung on in the final seconds to eke out a 71-69 win. 

Lebron Daep led Perpetual with 18 points, 8 rebounds, four blocks and one steal. Amiel Acido also shone, pitching in a double-digit game with 14 points, 13 rebounds and six assists. 

The Junior Altas dominated the first three quarters. But facing down a fourth-quarter Braves push, Perpetual kept Arellano at bay showing poise and character to secure the victory. 

Perpetual will next face the CSB-La Salle Greenhills on Friday, Feb. 3.

The NCAA juniors basketball tournament is returning this season after a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic.