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Asia Tech stuns Trace

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BIÑAN, Laguna  -- Asia Tech College continued its remarkable showing, beating early favorite  Trace College, 79-72,  in a battle of heavyweights in the fourth LACUAA basketball tournament at the Colegio San Agustin gym here.

Edmara Padua, Jomar Diamante, Jeffrey Pahila, Rex Rellores and Argene Sabarza combined for  55 points for Asia Tech, which is seeking  to capture the title with veteran coach Pablo Lucas at the helm.
Padua topscored with 14 points, Diamante  and Pahila contributed 13 points apiece, Rellores added eight and Sabarza had seven  for Asia Tech, which rallied  from  31-41 halftime deficit to deal Trace its second loss in six outings.
Elison Honra  paced  the Ralph Ivan Elayda-mentored Trace with 21  points, followed by Alexis Vince Valdez with 17, John Paolo Angeles  with 16, Kenard Aunzo  with nine and Christian Martin Santiago  with seven.
In the other collegiate match,  San Pedro College of Business  Administration humbled  San Sebastian College-Recoletos,  84-72, for its second win in five outings.
SPCBA  relied on Ralph Leynard Pantaleon (21), Klent Galuz (17), Patrick Igonia (13), Angelo Rosales (13) and Mike Chester A. Calingasan (13) to beat SSC-R.
Jeniel  Gastador led all scorers for SSC with 24 markers.
In  the high school division,  Trace overpowered Don Bosco Institute of Arts and Sciences,  95-71, and  Pagsanjan National High School  bested SSC, 58-48.
Nazarito Aguilar fired 20 points, Grant Tracy Timog added 18, John Ezekiel Daileg  had  11 and Joseph Larona had 10  for Trace, which extended its winning streak to five games.
John Allen Mahilom paced DBIAS  with 19 markers.
PNHS, which is being handled by coach  Allan Arroyo,  leaned on Roland De Leon’s 14 points and  King Jobert Aguilar’s nine.
          E. Andaya