On Saturday at San Juan's Filoil EcoOil Centre, Mapua University and College of St. Benilde strengthened their bids for the next round of the 2023 Filoil EcoOil Preseason Cup.
The Cardinals overcame a sluggish start and defeated Arellano University, 92-76, riding on the broad shoulders of Warren Bonifacio.
They would go on to score more than 21 points over the course of the final three frames, leading to a comeback victory that raised their Group I record to 4-2.
Kobe Dalisay led Bonifacio with 18 points, and Clint Escamis added 12 points, 10 rebounds, and 8 assists.
The Blazers, on the other hand, defeated San Beda University, 96-87, after falling behind by eight points in the third quarter.
"Kay Boni, as I told you earlier, you're multi-talented after your performance in the previous season.