Philippine basketball

Camacho stars as Medical Depot tops Burlington EOG in Filbasket

Delfin Dioquino
Camacho stars as Medical Depot tops Burlington EOG in Filbasket

PESKY. Simon Camacho submits a double-double for Medical Depot and proves a menace on the defensive end.

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Simon Camacho stuffs the stats sheet as Medical Depot picks up its second straight win and fifth overall in Filbasket

Simon Camacho shone on both ends and powered Medical Depot to a 94-80 victory over Burlington EOG Sports in Filbasket at the Subic Bay Gymnasium on Friday, November 12.

The former Adamson standout delivered 15 points, 10 rebounds, 6 assists, 4 blocks, and 3 steals as Medical Depot picked up its second straight triumph and fifth overall in the league’s inaugural tournament.

Medical Depot also drew prolific performances from Patrick Cabahug, Kevin Villafranca, Ian Melencio, and Dawn Ochea in the win that saw them pull away in the second half.

It was a tied game at halftime until Medical Depot seized control in the third quarter behind Camacho and Cabahug as they helped give their side a 69-61 lead going into the final salvo.

Medical Depot then outscored Burlington EOG, 25-19, in the fourth quarter.

Cabahug topscored in the win with 18 points on top of 4 rebounds and 2 steals, Villafranca had 15 points and 13 rebounds, while Melencio chipped in 16 points, 6 rebounds, and 6 assists.

Ochea added 14 points and 2 steals for Medical Depot, which improved to 5-4 for fifth place, tied with Burlington EOG.

Byron Villarias led the way in the loss with 16 points.

Meanwhile, FSD Makati-Army crushed the Muntinlupa Defenders, 103-89, in the battle of the bottom two teams in the league.

Jess Mar Villahermosa chalked up 21 points, 8 assists, and 4 rebounds for Army as they kept cellar-dweller Muntinlupa winless in nine games.

Army hiked its record to 2-7 for a tie with 7A Primus for ninth place.

AICC Manila currently leads Filbasket with a 7-1 card, followed by the Davao Occidental Tigers-Cocolife (7-2), San Juan Knights-Go For Gold (6-2), and Nueva Ecija Bespren (5-3). – Rappler.com

Delfin Dioquino

Delfin Dioquino dreamt of being a PBA player, but he did not have the skills to make it. So he pursued the next best thing to being an athlete – to write about them. He took up journalism at the University of Santo Tomas and joined Rappler as soon as he graduated in 2017.