LCBA in fiery start

September 30, 2018

COMEBACKING  Laguna College of Business  and  Arts  defeated San Pablo College, 71-56, to  open its campaign in the sixth Laguna Colleges Universities  Athletic Association  (LACUAA)  basketball tournament  on a bright  note  at the Sta. Rosa City Multi-Purpose  Sports  Complex in  Sta, Rosa Laguna.

Handled by former University of  Manila  player-turned-coach Winston Sergio,   the Calamba City-based school  leaned  on the hot hands of  Mark  Joven Alcantara, Jonas Herrera and Johnedel Gecolea  to  subdue San Pablo College.

Alcantara  topscored  with 18 points for the  Lycans,   followed by Herrera  with 11 points  and Gecolea  with 10.

Kevin Carlo Tizon and Mel Robin  Salazar  carried  the   fight for San Pablo with 12 points apiece.

LACUAA  president Prof. Arnoldo M. Dilig  and  founding chairman Leonardo “Ding” Andres  declared the tournament open.

Sta. Rosa City Vice Mayor Arnold Arcillas, who represented both  Congresswoman  Arlene B. Arcillas and  Mayor Dan Fernandez,  delivered  the   inspirational message.

Kristine  Charlotte Hammond of Collegio de  San Agustin  was voted as  Ms. LACUAA 2018.

Earlier, Dilig and Andres awarded  the  trophies to last year’s  champions Asia Technological School of  Science and Arts (senior) and Citi  Global College (junior).

The tournament is supported by Pocari Sweat and Phillips Gold.

The scores

LCBA (71)  -- Alcantara 18, Herrera 11, Gecolea 10, Padregon 9, Hinay 9, Manaig 7, Caparas 4, Domingo 3, Vargas 2, Flores 0, Herradura 0, Javier 0, Tolentino 0.

San Pedro (56) -- Tizon 12, Salazar 12, Danong 9,  Granada 7, Torres 7, Arenas 4, Eseo 3, Loyola 3, Banayo 2, Aguila 2, Suarez 0, Caminos 0, Mayo 0.

Quarterscores :  23-9, 39-21, 59-31, 71-56.               AA