Veteran guard Ernesto “Egay” Billones has beefed up Misamis Oriental’s backcourt as the Meteors of coach Jun Noel barged into the finals of the Laguna Leg of the SMC Liga Pilipinas Conference V at the San Luis Sports Complex.

Billones last played for the Philippine Patriots in the Asean Basketball League (ABL). The team topped the eliminations finishing on top with a 2-1 record to face host Laguna Golden Lions in the finals slated today. After losing their 1st game against the Ilocos Sur CS Tigers (81-86), the Meteors routed host Laguna (91-75) and repulsed MP Warriors of GenSan (91-82).

The scores:

MISAMIS ORIENTAL (91) – Gudez 14, Daa 12, Billones 11, Capati 9, Misa 8, Salangsang 8, Raneses 7, Lamocha 7, Andaya 6, Lucernas 5, Bono 4.

GENERAL SANTOS (82) – Medalla 27, Grijaldo 16, Nicdao 9, Cordero 9, Angeles 7, Sagad 4, Bucao 4, Parreno 2, Alih 2, Mendoza 2, Callo 0, Concepcion 0.

Period Scores: 28-19, 51-43, 70-63, 91-82.

May 26 scores:

MISAMIS ORIENTAL (91) – Capati 20, Billones 18, Lamocha 11, Daa 9, Raneses 8, Bono 6, Salangsang 6, Lucernas 5, Gudez 4, Andaya 2, Misa 2.

LAGUNA (75) – Faundo 22, Bolocon 13, Legaspi 9, Saguindel 7, Ricafuente 6, Sanz 5, Bautista 4, Aldave 3, Fampulme 2, Ejercito 2, Feihl 2, Flores 0.

Period Scores: 18-25, 47-37, 70-51, 91-75.

May 25 scores:

ILOCOS SUR (86) – Jaime 26, Williams 14, Gonzalez 12, de Castro 10, Canizares 8, Ybanez 6, Palaganas 4, Santos 4, Junio 2, Cacha 0, Gali 0, Vizcarra 0.

MISAMIS ORIENTAL (81) – Gudez 19, Billones 18, Capati 13, Misa 7, Bono 5, Raneses 4, Daa 4, Lamocha 4, Lucernas 4, Salangsang 2, Andaya 1, Villariza 0.

Period Scores: 21-24, 41-43, 66-63, 86-81.

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