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San Beda-Taytay, NSNU sweep Palaro secondary hoop elims

By Ivan Saldajeno

VIGAN--As highly anticipated, San Beda-Taytay and NSNU completed a sweep of their respective assignments in the elimination round of the Palarong Pambansa secondary basketball competition on Wednesday at the San Juan Municipal Gymnasium in San Juan, Ilocos Sur.

The Red Cubs, representing CALABARZON, toppled the MIMAROPA Tamaraws, 81-60, to lock in the quarterfinal berth unbeaten.

On the other hand, the Bullpups mauled the SOCCSKSARGEN Sox, 92-75, to sweep their own group stage assignments at 3-0.

Central Luzon joined NU in the playoffs after blasting Eastern Visayas, 98-55.

Meanwhile, UV also locked in a quarterfinal spot after downing ARMM, 88-72, on Tuesday also at the Quirino Stadium.

However, the Baby Lancers failed to complete a sweep as the Davao Region Eagles stunned them, 80-78, in San Juan the day later. The Eagles enter the playoffs as the top seeds in their group in the process.

The quarterfinals will take place on Thursday at the San Juan Municipal Gymnasium.

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