The National University Bulldogs posted a pair of victories to remain in the lead in the ongoing 15th Fr. Martin Collegiate Open Cup basketball tournament at the St. Placid gym of the San Beda-Manila campus in Mendiola.
Joshua Flores shot 21 points for the Bulldogs in their 79-62 beating of the San Sebastian Stags.
Then, Flores contributed a game-high 27 points in leading the Bulldogs to an 82-78 win over the La Consolacion College-Manila Blue Royals.
This allowed the Bulldogs to move up the standings with their 4-1 win-loss record.
The Bulldogs went on to earn the third spot in the crossover semifinals.
Earlier, Marvin Taywan sank 11 points in leading the Emilio Aguinaldo College Generals to a 78-77 win over Arellano University.
The Generals, who have a 3-2 record will clash with the Bulldogs in the semis.
The Chiefs still reached the semis despite their loss, and they will meet the San Beda Red Lions.
Meanwhile, organizers have slated the 25th Fr. Martin Cup Summer Basketball Tournament on April 5, with 14 squads entered in the senior division.
There are 11 squads listed in the junior division, while five squads are in the women’s action.