UNIVERSITY of Perpetual Help System Jonelta-Binan routed Asia Technological School of Science and Arts, 70-61, for its second straight win in the 1st Philippine University Basketball League (PUBL) “Pacquiao Youth Champ’s Trophy basketball tournament at the Umbria 180 Events and Sports Hall in Binan City.
John Angelo Rosale scattered 21 points for the Perpetual Help, which needs only to beat San Pablo College to clinch the top spot and a seat to the next phase.
John Dillon Laban contributed 16 points and Angelo Alanguilan added 10 points for the Binan City- based Saints of coach Victor Escudero and assistant coach Merlin Custodio.
Former Diliman College standout Erickson Gerero carried the fight for the Jaguars with 21 markers.
In the other game San Pablo College downed San Pedro College of Business Administration, 71-65, to improve to 1-1.
The Ryan Joseph Pino-mentored Ravens rode on Dean Voi Katigbak’s 20 points to secure the win and deal the Tigers their second straight loss.
Paolo Azucena and Michael Teves contributed 12 and 10 points, respectively, for the Ravens.
John Aguila topscored with 15 points for the Tigers of coach Richard Penaranda.
John Michael Balboa added 12 and Neil Ilarde had 10.
The Laguna leg of the PUBL-Pacquiao Youth Champs’ Trophy is being organized by BAP Region 4 Head Leonardo “Ding” Andres and supported by Santa Rosa City Mayor Danilo Ramon S. Fernandez, Vice Mayor Arnold Arcillas and Congresswoman Arlene B. Arcillas.