The Diliman College Blue Dragons and the Pasig Catholic College Seagulls defeated separate rivals over the weekend to reach the quarterfinals of the 16th Fr. Martin Cup Division 2 basketball tournament.
Kevine Gandjeto banged in 20 points for the Blue Dragons in fending off the Letran Knights, 92-87, for their fifth straight win in Group A of the senior division at the La Consolacion College of Manila gymnasium in Mendiola.
PCC won over University of Perpetual Help-Molino, 88-84, in the playoff for the last berth in Group B.
The Blue Dragons will meet the PCC Seagulls in the quarterfinals, which will begin this Saturday, according to commissioner Robert de la Rosa.
JM Salazar made 12 points for the Blue Dragons, who joined PCC in the quarterfinals with the La Salle Green Archers, the La Consolacion College-Manila Blue Royals, the Letran Knights, the National University-B Bullpups, the Arellano University Chiefs and the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Muntinlupa Marshalls.
In the junior division, First City Providential School of Bulacan made it to the quarterfinals after sweeping their seven-game assignment in Group A following a default win over Xavier School.
FCPC is in the semifinals with the Diliman Preparatory School Blue Dragons, Chiang Kai Shek College, St. Joseph College-Bulacan, Xavier School, Paco Citizens Academy Foundation, La Consolacion College-Manila and University of Santo Tomas.
Last week, Christian Aljecera connected with 23 points for the PLMUN Marshalls as they defeated the San Beda Red Lions, 95-89, and assured themselves of their place in the quarterfinals.
Teammates Buboy Barnedo and Jan Posada added 16 and 15 points, respectively, for the Marshalls, who posted their fourth win in five games in Group A of the senior division.
Cedrix Aquino chipped in 11 points in helping the Marshalls remain in the hunt for available quarterfinal slots.