Maroons edge Buffalos

December 16, 2018

UNIVERSITY  of the Philippines -Los Banos walked the tightrope before beating  Laguna University, 67-65, to  barge in win column in the Laguna Colleges Universities Athletic Association (LACUAA)  basketball tournament at Trace College gym.

Handled by coach Leo Neil Viado, the Maroons leaned on Elijah Anton Villar, Rosendo Baron and Karl  Angelo Ramos  to  beat  Green Buffalos  and  register their first win   against three losses I this tournament organized by BAP Region 4 head Leonardo Andres and LACUAA president Prof. Arnaldo  Dilig.

Villar and Baron finished with 14 points apiece while Ramos contributed 12 points for the Maroons, who   needed one defensive stop in the closing  seconds to escape with the win.

Ralph Gutierez carried the fight for Laguna University,  which suffered  its fifth straight loss.

Michael Malbatan and Ronald Laganzon contributed 15 and 12 points, respectively.

In the junior division, Greenfields International School defeated Westbridge Institute, 71-51, for its  fourth win in fi ve  outings for third place .

William Caraan scords 15 points for the Sta Rosa-based team of coach Alex Angeles.