EMAR Learning Center continued its winning form with a stunning upset over early-favorite Holy Child School of Davao, 87-83, in the Fil-Oil Flying V Invitational Junior Basketball Championships Sunday at the Gaisano Citimall Skygym.

Emar took the lead right from the start of the first quarter and never looked back to post its second straight win and gave the Reds its first setback in two games in the league presented by Fil-Oil Gas Company and Flying V Petroleum.

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Jhul Ian Elle top scored for Emar with 25 points, 11 of them in the fourth quarter. Jame Concordo added 13 and Carl Patrick Japus and Troy Mascarinas combined for 14.

Holy Child suffered a big blow after two of its main gunners Ian Flaviano and Jose Remy Morada fouled out midway in the final canto.

Flaviano, who exploded with 42 points for the Reds’ 112-99 win against Agro Industrial Foundation College last Saturday, fouled out in the last 6:03 with 16 points. Morada, who previously made 26 points, followed in 7:01 with only 15 points. Christopher Gavia led the Reds' losing cause with 20 points.

Ateneo de Davao and Ford Academy of Arts also beat their respective rivals to share the lead with identical 2-0 win-loss cards in the month-long grassroots development program co-sponsored by Felcris Superstore, KIA Motors, Stronghold Insurance, Villa Margarita Hotel, Apo Natural Water and Insular Oil Company.

Despite having two players and an assistant coach serving a one-game suspension, Ateneo managed to survive against the hard-fighting Daniel Aguinaldo National High School, 87-85.

Poinguard Jerwin Jorgensen led Ateneo with 23 points followed by Neil John Taculin and Lancelot Abude with 22 and 16 respectively. John Roy Priete had 27 and Aldrin Jay Maralit made 14 for Aguinaldo's second straight loss.

Ford, on the other hand, posted a convincing win against newcomer Southern Philippine Polytechnic College Inc., 83-72.

Kristofer Tanduyan led Ford with 26 points followed by Kendall Claros with 16.

SPPCI's top scorers were Jeymark Italio and Jam Averderada with 18 and 16.

In the main game, the Agro Sailors bounced back by posting an 80-60 win against the Jose Maria College.