Philippine basketball

Medical Depot, Burlington post convincing Filbasket wins

Leigh Nald Cabildo
Medical Depot, Burlington post convincing Filbasket wins

ON FIRE. Patrick Cabahiug knocks in 9 three-pointers for Medical Depot.


Patrick Cabahug and Medical Depot extend their streak to three, while Burlington EOG Sports blows out FSD Makati-Army in Filbasket

Patrick Cabahug and the Medical Depot used a hot third quarter to scorch the struggling 7A Primus, 86-72, in Filbasket at Subic Bay Gymnasium on Sunday, November 14.

Cabahug dropped 5 of his 9 triples in the third quarter and wrapped up the game with 31 points and 8 rebounds, while Simon Camacho also had an all-around performance with 12 points, 6 boards, and 5 assists.

7A Primus kept its distance at halftime, but Medical Depot, now with a 6-4 card, pulled away in the second half and scored 27 points in the third to take a commanding 71-54 lead.

Achie Iñigo put up 22 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 dimes while Paolo Javillonar had 12 points and 5 boards for 7A Primus, which dropped its seventh straight game and fell to a 2-8 record.

Meanwhile, Burlington EOG Sports dominated in the first half and had six players in double figures as they blew out FSD Makati-Army, 102-79.

Enoch Valdez and Jett Vidal led Burlington with 17 points apiece, while Jeymark Mallari added 14 points and 3 steals. Bryan Wendell Hilario, on the other hand, collected 12 markers and 6 boards.

Neljun Saldaña and Alvin Baetiong added 12 and 11 points, respectively for Burlington, which improved to a 6-4 slate.

Burlington never lost control and outscored FSD in the first half, 60-39. But it was Saldaña’s free throws that gave Burlington its biggest lead of the game, 102-72 with 4 minutes remaining in the fourth quarter.

Ezer Rosopa led the pack with 14 points and 8 rebounds as Jac Macasaet chipped in 13 points for FSD, which joined 7A Primus at the bottom of the standings with a 2-8 record. –