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La Consolacion, ICCT stretch win streaks; AirLink keeps playoff hopes alive in ISAA 14 hoops


By Ricky Manliguis

La Consolacion College- Manila and ICCT Colleges tightened their grip on the top two seeds, while AirLink fanned their flickering chances for a semifinal seat to cap off Wednesday action of Season 14 of the Inter-Scholastic Athletic Association (ISAA) basketball tournament at the University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P) gymnasium in Pasig City.

The Blue Royals dominated yet again, downing the Treston Golden Lions, 76-55, to solidify their place in the semifinals with a 5-0 record. The defending champs will now have a chance for an elimination round sweep as it faces AirLink Blazing Phoenix on Saturday.

Treston fell to 2-2, but will still try to punch a post-season ticket when it collides with ICCT Colleges also on Saturday.

ICCT likewise kept its winning groove, extending its streak to four games with a 65-41 drubbing of the hosts UA&P. The Blue Dragons are now at solo second at 4-1.

AirLink then survived the tough challenge put up by the Phillippine Women’s University before taking an 87-76 win. The win improved the Phoenix’s record to 2-3 with LCCM looming in the background in their final elimination game.

In the lone juniors’ game, ALIAC finally recorded its first win in the tournament with an 87-73 triumph over the Treston Golden Cubs (now 1-2).

Action resumes on Saturday at the Trinity University of Asia gym.



Shifting to volleyball, PWU and ICCT chalked up victories over their separate rivals on opening day May 12 at the Manila Adventist College in Pasay City.

The Patriots showed why they are the favorites in the men’s seniors division, downing debutants WCC Skyhawks in straight sets, 25-18, 25-19, 25-12.

The Lady Blue Dragons, meanwhile, needed four sets to dispatch the WCC Lady Skyhawks, 25-17, 26-28, 25-18, 25-17, for a resounding start to its campaign.

University of Asia and the Pacific Dragons made a rousing debut in the league by fashioning out a 25 -18, 25-20, 25-22 success opposite the host Manila Adventist College Soaring Angels on the men’s side.

Their female counterparts later completed the double victory, prevailing over the MAC Lady Angels, 25-18, 26-24, 25-17, in the final game of the day.

 The tournament will take a breather before returning to action on Tuesday, May 23.   

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