TRACE College defeated De La Salle University-International School of Laguna, 67-64, to register its fifth straight win in the 6th Laguna Colleges University Athletic Association (LACUAA) junior basketball tournament in Trace College Gym in Los Baños, Laguna.
With multi-titled coach Nomar Isla handling the team, the Young Stallions leaned on King Cyrus Llanes, Gerald Landig and Jose Luis Aznar to roll back the Junior Archers and join defending champion Citi Global College on top with 5-0 records in this tournament organized by BAP Region 4 head Leonardo "Ding" Andres and LACUAA president Prof. Arnaldo M. Dilig
Llanes topscored with 13 points, followed by Landig and Aznar with 11 points each for the Los Baños City-based school, which needed a strong finish to beat the hard fighting Junior Archers.
Justin Abarca, Caden Angeles and John Kenneth Africa also played well for the Young Stallions, who are being supported by EVPJonathan Siytiap and administrative head Lilian Agoncillo.
Assisting Isla are Norman Gomez, Eleazar Cabutotan, Mike Piodo and Ralph Elayda.
Juan Vitaliano Carpena fin shed with a game-high 21 points for the Biñan City- based Junior Archers, followed by Karl George Clauss with 12 points and Kenneth Durana with 10 points.
DLSU-IS suffered its sixth loss against one win.
In the senior game, Trace College won by forfeiture over San Pedro College of Business Administration to improve to 7-0 win-loss card.