TRACE College stopped Laguna College of Business and Arts, 85-74, while San Pedro College of Business Administration downed Laguna University, 75-51, for their second straight win in the 6th Laguna Colleges University Athletic Association in Trace College gym in Los Banos last weekend.
Handled by multi-titled coach Nomar Isla, the Stallions leaned on Zander Sta. Teresa, Aaron Larulo and Aki Medina to roll back erstwhile undefeated Laguna College of Business and Arts in this annual tournament organized by BAP Region 4 head Leonardo Andres.
Sta. Teresa topscored with 16 points for the Lions, who debuted with a 102-96 win over Colegio de San Agustin-Binan.
Aaron Larullo had 14 points and Medina added 12 points for Trace, which is fully supported by school EVP Jonathan Siytiap and Administrative Service head Lilian Agoncillo.
Allan Padregon and Mark Joven Alcantara combined for 34 points for the Winston Sergio-mentored Lycans, who beat San Pablo College, 71-52 and University of the Philippines-Los Banos, 63-56, in their first two games.
Assisting Isla on bench are Ely Cabutotan, James Bartolome, Norman Gomez and Mike Piodo.
The Tigers of coach Richard Penaranda rode on Angelo Balboa, Riniel Panganiban and Jimwell Panganiban, who combined for 44 points to beat Laguna University and clinch their second straight win.
In the other games, Colegio de San Agustin-Binan crushed Citi Global College, 85-76, and AT survived San Pablo College, 70-63.
Charles Benedic Luna fired 21 points and June Panganiban scored 14 points for CSA, which improved to 1-1.
Jimmy Impas topscored with 17 points for City Global, which suffered their second straight setback.
In the junior division, defending champion Citi Global College posted back-to-back victories over Zion Academy, 90-70, and Westbridge School, 61-52, for a 2-0 card.
Green Fileds International School and West Bridge Institute of Technology split their games for 1-1 record
Green Field beat Zion, 82-41, but lost to Trace, 79-108, while Westbridge beat DLSU-Canlubang, 65-56, and fell to Citi Global, 52-61. AA