Reynold Tupas makes 25 points to lead Hua Siong College of Iloilo Red Phoenix in defeating St. Robert’s International Academy Panda Rockets.

HUA Siong College of Iloilo Red Phoenix advanced to the semifinals of the Bingawan Foundation Cup Season 2 High School Basketball Premier Tournament after finishing the elimination round unbeaten.

Reynold Tupas came up with clutch conversions as Red Phoenix escaped with an 84-82 victory over St. Robert’s International Academy Panda Rockets on Monday at the Bingawan National High School gym.

Tupas waxed hot in the final minutes with back-to-back 3-pointers and two free throws to keep the match knotted at 82-all. He then unloaded a go-ahead layup for Red Phoenix to surge for good.

Tupas led the way with 25 points for Red Phoenix (4-0), which will play in the semifinal round on Saturday. Panda Rockets dropped to 3-1 and will be in a knockout quarterfinal match on Friday.

CenterPhil Montessori Silver Knights, meanwhile, secured a seat in the quarterfinal round after scoring a 110-69 victory over the also-ran Bingawan National High School.

Lester Valn Paraico made 19 points to lead Silver Knights.

The winner of the University of San Agustin Golden Eagles – Santa Clarita International School Primes game Tuesday will be the Silver Knights’ quarterfinals opponent./PN

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Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly misstated in the headline that Hua Siong College of Iloilo Red Phoenix is headed to the quarterfinals. This has been corrected.

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