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La Consolacion gains finals berth, WCC forces rubber match in ISAA 14 hoops semis

By Ricky Manliguis

La Consolacion College Manila is in another familiar territory, while WCC Aeronautical and Technological College lived to fight for another day in the semifinal round of the Inter-Scholastic Athletic Association (ISAA) Season 14 basketball tournament Wednesday at the LCCM gym in Manila. 

The reigning champions Blue Royals wasted no time in waylaying the fourth-seeded Treston College Golden Lions, 104-79, to move a step closer to a chance of a three-peat.  

The hosts fired a telling 28-8 run in the first quarter while posting several 20-point leads throughout the match, the biggest of which at 91-62 with less than four minutes left in the final period.

Meanwhile, the Blue Skyhawks survived yet another nip-and-tuck affair with ICCT Colleges but gained the upper hand in the fourth quarter to carve out a morale-boosting 77-71 victory and negate the Blue Dragons’ twice-to-beat advantage.

The South Caloocan squad took control in the final 10 minutes, turning a slim 57-56 third-quarter lead into a 72-61 bubble in the final five minutes of the match en route to victory.

In the juniors' side, LCCM remained unbeaten and assured of a spot in the championship round with a 77-59 rout of Treston Golden Cubs. 

The do-or-die match for the last finals ticket will be played on Friday also at the LCCM gym. Game 1 of the finals will start Sunday at the Trinity University of Asia gym.   



Philippine Women’s Univeristy and ICCT Colleges kept their winning runs intact at the resumption of the ISAA Season 14 volleyball competitions May 23 at the Manila Adventist College gym in Pasay City.

The Patriots made it 2-0 in the men’s side with a comfortable 25-19, 25-17, 25-15 win over University of Asia and the Pacific Dragons, a great follow-up to its masterful straight-sets win over WCC on opening day.

On the other hand, the Lady Blue Dragons recovered from a 1-2 set deficit to waylay the UA&P Lady Dragons in a five-set thriller, 25-21, 21-25, 17-25, 25-12, 15-13, to likewise lead the women’s side with back-to-back victories.

 Both UA&P squads fall to an even 1-1 card.

WCC North Manila then proceeded to sweep the hosts MAC in both divisions to bounce back from their opening-day defeats.

The Skyhawks only needed three sets to gore the Soaring Angels, 25-17, 25-22, 25-21. Their female counterparts then proceeded to battle back from a two-set disadvantage for a 19-25, 20-25, 25-18, 25-17, 15-10 escape act over the Lady Angels.

Games will now shift to the UA&P gym on May 25 with another four-game special. MAC will meet PWU in the men’s draw at 8:30 am, while ICCT Colleges hopes to make it three-for-three as it takes on MAC in the women’s side at 10 am.

WCC will then cross paths with host school UA&P on both women’s and men’s sides at 11:30 am and 1 pm, respectively.

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