The University of Perpetual Help System DALTA Altas will attempt to keep its hold of the solo third spot when it battles the Emilio Aguinaldo College Generals while the Jose Rizal University Heavy Bombers and Mapua Institute of Technology Cardinals will break their tie today in the 91st National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) basketball tournament elimination round at The Arena in San Juan City.
Coach Aric del Rosario’s Altas are aiming for their sixth win against two losses when they face the Generals at 4 p.m. The Heavy Bombers and the Cardinals, on the other hand will break their 4-3 tie in their 2 p.m. showdown.
In the high school division, the Jose Rizal Light Bombers will take on the Mapua Red Robins at 10 p.m. while the Perpetual Help Altalettes will collide with the Emilio Aguinaldo Brigadiers at 12 noon.
A win by the Altas over the Generals will enable them to remain in the third spot behind solo leader Letran, which is holding a 7-1 record and the San Beda Red Lions with a 6-1 slate.
“They [EAC] are playing inspired game right now. So, we know it’s going to be another difficult game for my players,” said Del Rosario, who will again depend on top players Earl Scottie Thompson and Nigerian import Bright Akhuetie in their battle against the Generals.