Trace stuns Asia Tech

  • Written by Robert Andaya
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LAGUNA-- Trace College brought down  erstwhile  unbeaten Asia Tech College, 91-90, in overtime  to  
tighten the race  in the collegiate  division in the 2017 Laguna Colleges and Universities Athletic
Association (LACUAA) basketball tournament at the SSC gym in Canlubang last Nov. 11.

Handled by veteran coah Nomar Isla, the Stallions proved steadier in the endgame to pull the
rug from under the Jaguars in this  seven-team tournament organized by LACUAA  founding president
Leonardo “Ding” Andres.  
Asia Tech suffered its first defeat after four consecutive wins.
Capimig , Ellison Honra, Julio Alfaro, Abe Torsar and Nino Lapino   provided the offensive
muscle for Trace, which made the key baskets in the closing minutes to secure its second win against
one loss.
Capimig finished with  18 points for the Stalions, followed by Honra  with 15, Alfaro with 13,
Torsar with 12 and Lapino with 10,
Quinga and Loloy Lucas carried the  fight for Asia Tech with 18 and 16 points, respectively.
Halftime  score was 44-39 for Asia Tech, which is being handled by coach Pablo Lucas and  ex-
PBA star  Terry Saldana.
In the other collegiate match,  Colegio San Agustin-Biñan toppled University of the
Philippines-Los Baños,  56-39  for its  second win in four outings.
Charles Benedict Luna fired 25 points  for CSA-Biñan.
The Virgilio Marilag-mentored UPLB was paced by John Albert Torre  (eight points), Paul Martin
Cruz (five points) and Alexander Liwag ( five points).
In high school division,  Greenfield  Integrated School demolished  Westbridge Institute of
Technology,  67-55, for a league-best 8-1 win-loss record.
In other results,  San Sebastian College- Canlubang  dumped CSA-Biñan Team B, 66-36, for a  5
-2 record;  University of Perpetual  Help-Dalta crushed  Zion  Academy  of  Carmona , 72-48,  for a 2
-3 mark;   Westbridge crushed  Zion  Academy,  77-32, for   a 2-4 slate; and  CSA-Biñan Team A won  by
forfeiture  over  ICCS.              Robert Andaya