LOS BANOS, Laguna -- Trace College bounced back from a heartbreaking loss to subdue University of the Philippines-Los Baños, 71-63, in the fourth Laguna Colleges and Universities Athletic Association (LACUAA) basketball tournament at the Copeland gym.
Julius Herradura led three other mainstays with double-digit scores for the Stallions, who rebounded from a sorry 80-81 loss to Asia Tech College the previous day.
Herradura finished with 25 points for coach Ralph Ivan Elayda-mentored Trace, which kept the top spot with its sixth win against three losses.
Backing up Herradura were John Paolo Angeles with 16 points, Darius Cunanan with 14 and Elison Honra with 11.
Karl Ramos led UPLB with 14 points, followed by Lorenzo Angeles with 13, Ramon Dimasupil and Paul Martin Cruz with eight apiece.
Colegio San Agustin-Biñan completed twin kill by downing Blessed Christian School, 91-42, in the high school division and De La Salle University-Integrated School, 67-50, in the elementary category.
Calamba Institute and Don Bosco won by forfeitures over Pagsansan HS.