Jose Rizal University stunned defending champion San Beda, 74-65, to remain in contention for a final four spot in NCAA Season 90 action Saturday at The Arena in San Juan.
Jaycee Asuncion posted 19 points, six rebounds, two assists and one steal to lead the Heavy Bombers (10-6), who tied Perpetual Help for the fourth spot as the race to the final four heats up.
After trailing in the first half, San Beda took over in the third period, taking a 45-39 lead after two straight triples from Ryusei Koga.
But the Heavy Bombers finished the quarter with a 12-2 run, while opening the quarter with a 17-3 run sparked by Asuncion and Tey Teodoro to grab the victory and hand the Red Lions their second straight loss.
Teodoro added 15 points, while Philip Paniamogan chipped in 11 for JRU.
Ola Adeogun scored 18 points to lead San Beda.
JRU (74) — Asuncion 19, Teodoro 15, Paniamogan 11, AbdulWahab 10, Mabulac 9, Benavides 5, Lasquety 3, Sanchez 2, Salaveria 0, Grospe 0.
San Beda (65) — Adeogun 18, Koga 9, Mendoza 9, Dela Cruz 8, Amer 6, Sara 5, Pascual 4, Tongco 4, Cabanag 2, A. Semerad 0, D. Semerad 0.
Quarters: 16-15, 33-26, 51-47, 74-65.