Cyrus Nitura, a sophomore guard from Rizal, filled the statsheet for the Altas in their wire-to-wire victory with 13 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists and five steals.

The action started to get chippy between Perpetual’s JP Boral and Arellano’s Lars Sungal in the seventh minute of the second quarter after a foul had been whistled.

Arellano inched closer to Perpetual trailing by just a single position ball game after Felix Villarente converted his charities from the stripe, 25-23, before the latter pulled away, leading by double digits in most parts of the match.

The Altas’ lead even ballooned to 19 at 67-48 after Joey Barcuma connected from downtown in the fourth quarter

Joey Barcuma connected from downtown that led to the Altas lead to basent the ALTAs to a 19-point cushion at 67-48 before the Chiefs managed to cut that to a 13-point deficit late in the fourth.

Arellano managed to cut the deficit to 13 late in the final canto courtesy of T-mc Ongotan leading the way.

Perpetual improved their standing, sitting at the seventh place of the standings after the win with 6-7 win-loss record.

The scores:

UPHSD 81- Pagaran 21, Nitura 13, Omega 10, Nunez 9, Abis 8, Barcuma 7, Gelsano 6, Razon 4, Sevilla 2, Ropque 1, Boral 0, Orgo 0, Movida 0, Ferreras 0

AU 74- Ongotan 16, Capulong 15, Valencia 13, Geronimo 9, Mallari 6, Sunga 5, Villerente 4, Talampas 4, Abastillas 2, Yanes 0, Dayrit 0, Lustina 0, Camay 0, Rosalin 0, Tan 0

Quarterscores: 21-15; 44-32; 67-52; 81-74