LOS BANOS, Laguna -- Trace College humbled San Pedro College and Business Administration, 81-72, for its second straight win even as University of the Philippines-Los Baños nipped Asia Tech College-Sta. Rosa, 77-75, in the fourth LACUAA basketball tournament at the UPLB Copeland gym.
Julius Herradura, John Paolo Angeles, Alexis Vince Valdez and Elison Honra provided the firepower for Trace, which led 39-36 at halftime.
Herradura scattered 25 points for Trace of coach Ralph Ivan Elayda.
Angeles added 19 points, Valdez contributed 15 and Honra had 12.
Mike Chester Calingasan contributed 18 points for SPCBA, followed by Patrick Ron Igonia with 14, Ralph Pantaleon with 11 and Angelo Rosales with 10.
UPLB got 26 points from Karl Angelo Ramos, 11 from Alexander Liwag and 10 from Lorenzo Angeles in beating Asia Tech.
Edmara Padua and Jomar Diamante combined for 31 points for Asia Tech of coach Pablo Lucas.
In other results, Trace College outplayed Colegio San Agustin-Biñan, 68-53, in the high school category; and CSA-Biñan routed De La Salle University-Integrated School, 50-30, in the elementary division.
Christian Ogalin, Grant Tracy Timog and Nazarito Aguilar led the way for Trace.
Ogalin finished with 20 and Timog added 14.
Alvin Sugay led CSA with 17 points, followed by Godofredo Bernal with 11 and Vins Oliveros with 10.
In elementary section, Andrei Michael Bilbes fired 12 points for CSA-Biñan of coach Ariel Allan A. De Leon. Kurt Axel Arcellano and Nathaniel Moreno added six points apiece.
Andrei Pabellano and Enrique Jozimo combined for 25 points for DLSU-IS.
In men’s volleyball, UPLB beat CSA-Biñan, 25-20, 23-25, 25-23, 25-20; and SPCBA blanked Trace, 26-24, 25-20, 25-21.
UPLB relied on John Gabriel Nasol, Marc Kenneth Nofuente, Jesimari Oblan and Jim Christian Reynoso to beat CSA-Biñan.
SPCBA drew big games from Jaykhar Bandong, Justin Nicole Nepomuceno and John Bryan Potania.