Junior Altas become contenders for NCAA title

University of Perpetual Help Junior Altas have a clear shot at a breakthrough NCAA Season 99 junior basketball championship after a stunning victory over reigning champion Letran. In a thrilling game at the Filoil EcoOil Arena, the Junior Altas secured a 94-88 win, led by a stellar 27-point performance from Amiel Acido. This victory puts Perpetual Help at the top of the standings with a 7-1 record.

The game saw a fierce battle between the two teams, with Letran fighting hard to defend their title. However, Perpetual Help showed resilience and determination, especially in the third period when they held off Letran’s comeback attempt.

With this win, Perpetual Help, Letran, and Mapua (6-1) have secured spots in the Final Four. San Beda, despite their loss to Jose Rizal University in the next game, still has a chance to make it to the playoffs.

In other results from the games on Friday, Emilio Aguinaldo College defeated Arellano University 92-87. The victories and losses have set the stage for an exciting finish to the NCAA Season 99 junior basketball championship.

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