Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Bacoor outlasts Iloilo, 72-61, for last spot in MPBL Final Four

TOP-SEED Bacoor thwarted Iloilo in Game 3, 72-61, to complete the Final Four cast in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) South Division over the weekend at the Strike Gym in Cavite.

The Strikers led from the get-go and never looked behind, leading by as many as 20 points for a reverse sweep of the eighth-ranked Royals after a stunning 89-86 defeat in Game 1.

Bacoor retaliated in Game 2 with a one-sided affair, 92-52, serving as its stepping stone for the killer blow with James Kwekuteye leading the way.

The ex-San Beda stalwart banged in 15 points while Jhaymo Eguilos (13 points, 12 rebounds) and JM Nermal (11 points, 12 rebounds) provided solid support for the Strikers.

Bacoor will face No. 4 seed Zamboanga, which also needed three games to fend off No. 5 Quezon, in the semis pairing. The other bracket features No. 2 Batangas against the winner between No. 3 General Santos and No. 6 Muntinlupa.

Motivated by its home fans — including Bacoor City mayor Strike Revilla — the Strikers waxed hot early in building a 10-point lead after the opening salvo before expanding it to a 58-38 gap in the third quarter.

Bacoor kept Iloilo at bay from there on for the convincing win to finally get over the hump after a quarterfinal exit last season.

Mr. Revilla lauded the Strikers, and also the Royals, for a great duel in three games much to delight of the Bacooreños, whom they dedicated the big win for a ticket in the division semis.

Joshua Flores (15) and CJ Catapusan (10) led the tough stand of Iloilo despite being the lowest-ranked squad in the South Division. — John Bryan Ulanday

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Get the daily email that makes reading the news actually enjoyable. Stay informed and entertained, for free.
Your information is secure and your privacy is protected. By opting in you agree to receive emails from us. Remember that you can opt-out any time, we hate spam too!



Inflation in the Philippines is driven by supply-side factors, and does not warrant a monetary policy response, National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Secretary...


Kinetix +’s doors were opened to an invite-only Media and VIP launch on Oct. 18, 2023. Kinetix + is the newest training facility in...


The culinary world joins the Hapag Movement Globe, in partnership with Facebook Online Community Fine Dining Club Philippines, proudly introduces the “Gourmet Giving Series:...


Britain’s financial regulators have confirmed that the cap on bankers’ bonuses will be scrapped from next week as part of a post-Brexit bid to...


The UK unemployment rate remains low, according to the latest official figures. The figure stood at 4.2% in the three months to August this...


By Keisha B. Ta-asan, Reporter THE BANGKO SENTRAL ng Pilipinas (BSP) may deliver an off-cycle rate hike as early as Thursday this week, its...

You May Also Like

Top News

As the world seeks sustainable and energy-efficient solutions for heating and cooling, the heat pump market is experiencing a significant surge. According to the...


The Toto site’s user-friendly interface makes it easy for both beginners and experienced gamblers to navigate through the various features. “¸ÔÆ¢Æú¸®½º site is a...


Almost 100 jobs are thought to be under threat at smart home energy technology manufacturer myenergi. The Grimsby firm, named one of the UK’s...


JUNIOR FERREIRA-UNSPLASH The Philippines is a very small power market by ASEAN standards, with market demand peaking at 15 gigawatts (GW) compared to Thailand’s...

Disclaimer:, its managers, its employees, and assigns (collectively "The Company") do not make any guarantee or warranty about what is advertised above. Information provided by this website is for research purposes only and should not be considered as personalized financial advice. The Company is not affiliated with, nor does it receive compensation from, any specific security. The Company is not registered or licensed by any governing body in any jurisdiction to give investing advice or provide investment recommendation. Any investments recommended here should be taken into consideration only after consulting with your investment advisor and after reviewing the prospectus or financial statements of the company.

Copyright © 2021 SmartRetirementReport. All Rights Reserved.