Emilio Aguinaldo College overpowered College of Saint Benilde, 76-56, to remain in the Final Four hunt with a 3-6 mark in the NCAA Season 92 Men’s Basketball Division on Thursday, at the FilOil Flying V Arena, San Juan.

Sydney Onwubere spearheaded the Generals with 16 points, seven boards, five assists and two blocks, while Cameroonian Hamadou Laminou had 14 points, eight caroms, and five blocks.

Jorem Morada also had a solid game with 13 points and 10 rebounds.

“We just want to go into the second round with hopes that we could still make the Final Four. And this win gives us that,” said EAC mentor Ariel Sison.

On the other hand, the Blazers closed out the first round winless in nine games.

Game Scores:

EAC Generals (76) – Onwubere 16, Laminou 14, Morada 13, Pascua 10, Munsayac 9, Corilla 5, Aguas 4, King 3, Diego 2, Neri 0, Guzman 0, Estacio 0, General 0, Mendoza 0, Serrano 0.

Benilde Blazers (56) – Young 14, Haruna 13, Fajarito 11, Belgica 4, San Juan 4, Jj Domingo 4, Castor 2, Dixon 2, Pasamante 2, Sta. Maria 0, Js Domingo 0, Pajarillaga 0.

Quarterscores: 16-15, 40-33, 53-43, 76-56.