CALAMBA, Laguna -- University of Perpetual Help System Dalta walked the tightrope before beating Asia Tech College, 76-67, in the fourth LACUAA basketball tournament at the UPHSD gym last Sunday.
Noriel Ian E. De Torres played another solid game for UPHSD, firing 22 points despite battling Asia Tech’s strong defense the whole game.
Jade Rafel D. Naraga added 17 points, while Junthel Aries B. Namo contributed 13 points for the Calamba-based team of coach Deonisio “Dennis” Lapastora.
Dharyl D. Ocdamia and El Sadam N. Garcia had seven and six.
Rey Rellores, Edmara Padua, Lucas Pablo III, Jomar Diamante and Argene Sabalza carried the fight for Asia Tech of coach Pablo Lucas.
Rellores topscored with 21 points and Edmara Padua added 14 for the Jaguars.
Jacob Lucas shone as a playmaker for Asia Tech with his timely assists to Rellores.
UPHSD also won by forfeiture over Trace College.
In other results, CSA-Biñan routed UPHSD, 54-38, in the high school division; and UPHSD outsteadied DLSU-Integrated School, 48-41, in the elementary category.
CSA-Biñan relied on John Austin L. Garinga (22 points), John Mark U. Bernal (8), Ralph F. Dy (7), Alvin John P. Sugay (7) and Godofredo L. Bernal (4) to beat UPHSD.
UPHSD was paced by Zaldy L. Nacia’s 13 points.
Backing him up were Kenneth E. Monsalve (9), Carlos M. De Villa (6), Raymart P. Barba (5), and Juaquin M. Nevalga (3).
In the elementary division, Jerald A. Baradas finished with 21 points and Lou Victor Q. Castro added 12 points for UPHSD.
John Ray F. Espulgar paced DLSU with 18 points, followed by Jozimo Enrique R. Alihan with 16 and Andrei M. Pabellano with six.
In volleyball, UPHSD blanked Asia Tech, 28-26, 25-17, 25-22 in the women’s division; and UPHSD downed Trace, 25-16, 25-16, 22-25, 25-21, in the men’s side.
UPHSD was led by Rozchieline V. Gaynilo, Elisha Lorraine P. Catangue and Marielle Angelica C. Zonilla in its victory over Asia Tech.