San Juan Knights’ Alvin Abundo (center) attempts a shot against Medical Depot’s Christian Moralde (left) and Andrey Amenion (24) during their quarterfinal game in the FilBasket Subic Championship at the Subic Gym Wednesday.

Davao Occidental-Cocolife and San Juan-Go For Gold advanced to the semifinals of the FilBasket Subic Championship after disposing of their rivals Wednesday at the Subic Gym.

The Tigers downed Burlington EOG Sports, 88-81, while the Knights edged Medical Depot, 88-73, to inch closer to the crown.

John Wilson led the Tigers with 23 points and eight rebounds, while Keith Agovida and Robby Celiz chipped in 11 and 10 points as the victory also avenged their 76-69 loss to Burlington in the eliminations last Nov. 10.

Davao actually trailed 70-65 after three quarters until Billy Ray Robles sparked a 12-0 run to gain the 77-70 upperhand, 6:06 left in the game.

Burlington never recovered since then despite the efforts of Jhon Nermal, who finished with 12 points and 10 boards, and James Castro, who had 16 points, eight rebounds and four assists.

Meanwhile, Alvin Abundo sizzled with 28 points built on four triples while dishing off 10 assists for San Juan.

The Knights imposed their assault for most parts of the game, leading by as many as 22 points, 83-61, in the final 3:44 following an Orlan Wamar trey.

Rhenz Abando also paced San Juan with 18 points, while Wamar added 11.

Patrick Cabahug and Kevin Villafranca scored 22 and 15 points for Medical Depot, but their efforts were not enough to douse San Juan’s fire.

Source: Manila Bulletin (