LOS BAÑOS, Laguna -- Asia Tech College showed too much class in beating University of Perpetual Help System Dalta-Calamba, 77-59, in the fourth Laguna Colleges and Universities Athletic Association (LACUAA) basketball tournament at the Copeland gym.
Six players -- Jomar Diamante, Argene Sabalza, Marvin Altarejos, David Joshua Tallorin, Edmara Padua and Jacob Lucas -- provided the firepower for Asia Tech, which won for the fifth straight time after losing the first two games in this six-team, double-round competition..
Diamante led the way with 12 points, Sabalza added 11 and Altarejos had 10 for the Wang’s Ballclub-supported Jaguars of coach Pablo Lucas.
Tallorin, Padua and Lucas combined for 26 points for the Jaguars.
Noriel Ian De Torres and Junthel Aries Namo had 24 points for Perpetual Help, which is being handled by coach Deonisio “Dennis” Lapastora.
The Altas also got support from El Sadam Garcia (7), Renz Carteciano (6) and Jade Rafael Naraga (5).
In the only other collegiate game, University of the Philippines-Los Baños outsteadied San Sebastian College-Recoletos, 73-67, for its second win in five matches.
Lorenzo Angeles Tiel Villar, Karl Angelo Ramos, Paul Martin Cruz and Ramon Angelo Dimasupil combined for 56 points for UPLB of coach Dionisio Banaay III.
Angeles finished with 16 points, whiel Villar added 15.
Emmanuel S. Dimen carried the fight for SSC-R with 19 points, followed by Jemuel Gastador with 17.
Halftime score was 26-24 for UPLB.
In the high school division, Colegio San Agustin-Biñan defeated Calamba Institute-Calamba, 70-46; and Don Bosco Institute Art and Sciences overwhelmed Calamba Institute-Canlubang, 83-52.