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).