Mighty Sports routs Iran in 2019 Jones Cup opener
MANILA, Philippines–Mighty Sports handily beat Iran, 98-72, to kick off its campaign in the 2019 Jones Cup Friday at Changhua gym in New Taipei City, Taiwan.
The Philippine representatives, bannered by five imports, opened with a 21-12 advantage against the young Iranians and never looked back, leading by as much as 34, 87-53, at the start of the fourth.
“The boys used their individual talents to win this game but I hope we can play much better against Jordan,” said head coach Charles Tiu.
Mighty Sports, which is eyeing its second Jones Cup crown, faces Jordan on Saturday.
Michael Phelps led Mighty Sports, backed by Go For Gold and Healthcube, with 25 points while Jeremiah Gray and MacKenzie Moore combined for 31.
Michael Williams chipped in 10 points built on three triples while Renaldo Balkman also tallied 10.
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