LOS BANOS, Laguna – Trace College captured the high school title, while Colegio San Agustin-Binan bagged the elementary crwn at the close of the fourth LACUAA basketball tournament at the Univerisytof thePhilippines-
Copeland gym here recently.
Trace outlasted CSA-Binan, 61-53, in overtime behind the all-around brilliance of Grant Tracy Timog and Nazarito Aguilar to emerge as the high school champion.
Timog fired 21 points while Aguilar added 17 points to power the Ralph Ivan Elayda-mentored Trace to victory.
Trace also got contributions from Carl Lenard DC Bacay (10), Michael J. Malbataan (8) and Christian Ogalin (3).
John Austin Garinga carried the fight for CSA-Binan of coach Ruel G. De Luna with 16 markers.
Jommel Ytac added 15 points, Alvin John Sugay contributed 13, Ralph Vergil F. Dy had four and Vinz Adrianne Oliveros had three for CSa-Binan.
University of Perpetual Help System Dalta smothered San Sebastian College-Canlubang, 64-47, to clinch third place.
UPHSD relied on Carlos De Villa (26 points), Zaldy Necia (14), Ellian Rae M. Casacop (13), Raymart P. Barba (5) and Aaron D. Masangkay (3) to beat San Sebastian.
Ian Miguel Collantes paced San Sebastian with 12 points, followed by Joshiel Gastador (8), EJ Rodriguez (5), Christian Dimen (4) and Philip Mina (4).
In the elementary bracket, CSA-Biñan leaned on Benedict Ursolino’s 28 points to beat Don Bosco College-Calamba,55-44. and bring home the title.
CSA-Binan, which is being handled by coach Allan de Leon, also got contributions from Mathew Arzola (8), Andrei DM Bilbes (8), Desmond Ligores (6) and Karil T. Cueto (3) to .beat Don Bosco.
The Jimmy Sambrano-mentored DBCC rode on Prince Cholo M. Velasco (18), Karl M. Javier (7), Naile M. Insorio (6), Beau Angelo B. Nepomuceno (6) and Benedict A. Abela (3).
University of Perpetual Help System Dalta outclassed De La Salle University-Integrated School, 39-22, in the battle for third place.
DLSU-IS of coach Danilo Ligsay was paced by Jozimo Alihan (15), John Ray F. Espulgar (9), John Cedric C. Simon (4), Joseph Villegas (4) and Richard N. Cruz (3).
UPHSD, on the other hand, had Lou Victor Castro (6), Jerald Baradas (6), Darryl Modesto (5), Glenn Grimaldo (3) and Lawrence De la Cuesta (2) in the scoring parade.
LACUAA founding president Leonardo “Ding” Andres awarded the trophies to the champions.