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(The Arena, San Juan City)
9 a.m. – San Beda vs Lyceum (Jrs.)
10:45 a.m. – Arellano vs JRU (Jrs.)
12:30 p.m. – Mapua vs SSCR (Jrs.)
2:15 p.m. – Perpetual vs Letran (Jrs.)
4 p.m. – EAC vs CSB (Jrs.)
Defending champion San Beda and runnerup Arellano try to tighten their grip of the top spot when they clash with separate rivals today in the NCAA juniors basketball tournament at The Arena in San Juan City.
The Red Cubs tangle with the Lyceum Junior Pirates in the 9 a.m. curtainraiser, while the Braves collide with the Jose Rizal Light Bombers at 10:45 a.m.
San Beda whipped JRU, 86-63, and Arellano routed San Sebastian, 78-65, last Thursday to remain on top with identical 10-1 win-loss records.
Lyceum, meanwhile, is at fifth place with 6-4, while JRU is at 2-9.
Mapua (8-2), likewise, seeks to cement its hold of the third spot when it takes on San Sebastian (1-10); University of Perpetual Help (4-6) squares off with Letran (4-6) at 2:15 p.m.; and Emilio Aguinaldo College (0-10) meets CSB-La Salle Greenhills (7-3) at 4 p.m.