LAGUNA-- Trace College brought down erstwhile unbeaten Asia Tech College, 91-90, in overtime to
tighten the race in the collegiate division in the 2017 Laguna Colleges and Universities Athletic
Association (LACUAA) basketball tournament at the SSC gym in Canlubang last Nov. 11.
Handled by veteran coah Nomar Isla, the Stallions proved steadier in the endgame to pull the
rug from under the Jaguars in this seven-team tournament organized by LACUAA founding president
Leonardo “Ding” Andres.
Asia Tech suffered its first defeat after four consecutive wins.
Capimig , Ellison Honra, Julio Alfaro, Abe Torsar and Nino Lapino provided the offensive
muscle for Trace, which made the key baskets in the closing minutes to secure its second win against
Capimig finished with 18 points for the Stalions, followed by Honra with 15, Alfaro with 13,
Torsar with 12 and Lapino with 10,
Quinga and Loloy Lucas carried the fight for Asia Tech with 18 and 16 points, respectively.
Halftime score was 44-39 for Asia Tech, which is being handled by coach Pablo Lucas and ex-
PBA star Terry Saldana.
In the other collegiate match, Colegio San Agustin-Biñan toppled University of the
Philippines-Los Baños, 56-39 for its second win in four outings.
Charles Benedict Luna fired 25 points for CSA-Biñan.
The Virgilio Marilag-mentored UPLB was paced by John Albert Torre (eight points), Paul Martin
Cruz (five points) and Alexander Liwag ( five points).
In high school division, Greenfield Integrated School demolished Westbridge Institute of
Technology, 67-55, for a league-best 8-1 win-loss record.
In other results, San Sebastian College- Canlubang dumped CSA-Biñan Team B, 66-36, for a 5
-2 record; University of Perpetual Help-Dalta crushed Zion Academy of Carmona , 72-48, for a 2
-3 mark; Westbridge crushed Zion Academy, 77-32, for a 2-4 slate; and CSA-Biñan Team A won by
forfeiture over ICCS. Robert Andaya