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Jaguars strike again

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LOS BAÑOS, Laguna -- Asia Tech College  made it seven straight wins in the 2016  Laguna Colleges and Universities  Athletic Association  (LACUAA) basketball tournament, beating  University of the Philippines-Los Baños, 52-48, at  the  Copeland  gym.

Edmara Padua  teamed up with Sean Justine Salcedo, Jomar Diamante and Rey Rellores to power the Jaguars of coach Pablo Lucas and manager Alex Wang to a 7-2 win-loss record this six-team, double-round  tournament organized  by LACUAA founding president Leonardo “Ding” Andres.

Padua  finished with 13 points, followed by  Salcedo  with 12,  Diamante  with 11 and Rellores with seven.

UPLB  was paced by Tiel Villar (13), Paul Martin Cruz (10), John Albert Torre (9), Lorenzo Angeles (6) and Ramon Dimasupil (4).
In the only other collegiate match, San Pedro College and Business Administration outlasted San Sebastian College-Canlubang, 64-60.
Patrick Igonia led SPCBA with 22 markers.
Backing up Igonia for SPCBA of  coach Richard Peñaranda were Kim Lourence Roy (10), Klent Jan  Galuz (9), Arvy Paulo Vasquez (9)  and Jose Julio Manay (8).
Jeniel Gastador paced SSC-Canlubang with 21 points, followed by Jemuel Gastador (10), Aljen Gerarcas (5), Gabriel Guevarra (5) and Mark Kevin Maunahan (5).
In other results,  it was Colegio San Agustin over Don Bosco College-Canlubang, 49-46, in the elementary division; and  San Sebastian College-Canlubang over  Calamba Institute-Calamba, 54-25, and  Calamba Institute-Canlubang over Blessed Christian School by forfeiture in the high school category.
Benedict Ursolino fired 17 points for CSA, which led 26-18 at halftime.
Desmond Ligores added 11, Mathew Arzola had  8,  Karil Cueto had 6 and William Jasper Wolfe had  4 for CSA of coach  Allan A. De Leon.
Prince Cholo  Velasco  carried the fight for Don Bosco with 23 points.
He was supported by Karl Mari Javier (10), Leonardo Abela (4), Enrico Magat (3) and  Naile Insorio (2).