DASMARINAS, Cavite -- Philippine School of Business Administration banked on Aries Dionisio and Christian Canicula to pull off a 75-65 whipping of the Philippine Nautical Training Colleges in the 12th Universities and Colleges Athletic Association (UCAA) basketball tournament at the Ugnayang La Salle gymnasium here.
The Jaguars picked up their second consecutive win, a fitting follow-up to a 67-66 squeaker they pulled off over Trinity University of Asia last Friday.
Dionisio shot a game-high 29 points, while Canicula hit 24 for the Jaguars, who now have a 2-3 slate in this cagefest supported by Mikasa and Molten Balls.
The Jaguars picked up the pace with a 13-4 run at the start of the third to grab a 49-40 spread midway in the period behind Canicula’s inside plays.
They then took a 63-51 lead with 8:01 left in the fourth off Dionisio’s driving shot.
“Hindi gaano kalakasan ang kalaban namin, pero marami pa rin kailangang ma-improve sa team. They (Jaguars) need more focus,” said Jaguars coach Philip Cezar.
Meanwhile, the Olivarez College Sea Lions, who got 18 points from Eldridge Corpus, swamped the Manuel L. Quezon University, 108-66, last Friday to stay unbeaten in four games.
In other Friday matches, Jeff Disquitado hit 16 points to lead the National College of Business and Arts Wildcats to a 92-87 win over the Patriots.
In women’s volleyball, defending champion La Salle-Dasmarinas relied on a service ace by Mariel Desengano and a receiving error from their rivals to put away the Rizal Technological University Lady Thunder, 25-20, 25-15, 25-13 and grab the solo lead with their second straight win.