San Beda seeks to remain unscathed while Mapua and Arellano University aim to keep in step as the three take on separate foes today in the resumption of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Season 92 juniors basketball tournament at The Arena in San Juan City.
The Cubs, the reigning seven-peat champions, will tackle the Perpetual Help Junior Altas at 10:45 a.m. eyeing nothing less than a fourth straight victory that would keep the former atop the heap.
San Beda zoomed to a strong three-game win start including a merciless 107-60 destruction of Emilio Aguinaldo on July 4 before the league took a break to give way for the Olympic Qualifying Tournament the country hosted at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.
San Beda coach JB Sison said playing aggressive would be key.
“We have to be consistently aggressive whichever teams we face,” said Sison, who is hoping to steer the Cubs to an unprecedented eighth straight high school championship.
The Robins, for their part, clash with the Lyceum Junior Pirates (1-2) at 4 p.m. while the Junior Chiefs tangle with the Brigadiers (0-3) at 12:30 p.m.
Mapua was equally unforgiving in dispatching San Sebastian, 101-45, in its last game to nail its third win in row while Arellano smashed Jose Rizal, 92-81, to likewise stay undefeated.
Other games will pit Jose Rizal (0-3) with San Sebastian (0-3) at 9 a.m. and St. Benilde-La Salle Greenhills (2-1) with Letran (2-1) at 2:15 p.m.