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UP-Los Baños, San Pedro strike back

  • Written by Ed Andaya
  • Published in Basketball
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LOS BAÑOS, Laguna -- Host University of the Philippines-Los Baños  outsteadied  San  Sebastian College, 58-53, while  San Pedro College and  Business Administration  humbled University of Perpetual Help  System Dalta-Calamba,  81-70, to keep their hopes alive in the  Laguna Colleges and Universities Athletic Association  (LACUAA) basketball tournament at  the   Copeland  gym here Sunday.

John Albert  Torre, John Carl Velez, Tiel  Villar, Ramon Angelo  Dimasupil   and Paul Martin Cruz  joined  hands to power  UPLB to its third win in six matches  in this  seven-team  tournament  organized by  LACUAA founding president Leonardo “Ding” Andres.
Torre  and Velez  finished with 13 points apiece, followed by Villar  with 10  and   Dimasupil with eight for UPLB of coach  Dionisio Banaay III.
Jeniel  Gastador  paced  SSC with 21 markers.
The Mark Christopher Buhain-mentored SSC  team  also got  support  from Jemuel Gastador (12),  John Vincent  Merciales (4),  Alex Castillo (4) and  Mark Kevin Maunahan (4).
Half time score was   38-22 for UPLB.
SPCBA rode on the  hot hands of Klent Jan  Galuz to  frustrate  UPHSD.
Galuz  mocked  all defenders to score  35 points for SPCB, which  is being  handled by coach Richard Peñaranda.
Also contributing for  SPCBA  were  Patrick Rhon Igonia (19), Mike Chester Calingasan (11), Jose Julio Manay (8) and Kim Lawrence  Roy (6).
Leading UPHSD’s losing cause  were  Jade  Rafael  Naraga (16),  Junthel Aries  Namo (12), Al Sadam  Garcia  (12), Noriel  Ian  De Torres (9) and   Dharyl  Ocdamia (8).
In  other results, Colegio San Agustin-Biñan  defeated SSC-R,  53-42  and Calamba Institute-Calamba edged  Calamba Institute-Canlubang, 62-61, in  the high school division; and   Don Bosco College-Canlubang  nipped   De La Salle University-Integrated School,  65-60, in    the  elementary category.