Mighty Sports inches closer to Jones Cup crown, but sweep still the goal
MANILA, Philippines—Mighty Sports-Go for Gold Pilipinas resumes its gold medal hunt when it battles Indonesia on Friday in the 2019 Jones Cup in Changhua, Taiwan.
Undefeated at 5-0, the country’s representative to the annual tournament only needs to win two of the three remaining games to capture its second Jones Cup crown but a sweep remains its ultimate goal.
“It would be nice if we reclaim the title via a sweep,” said team owner Alexander Wongchuking. “It’s sweeter the second time around.”
Behind imports Renaldo Balkman and Eugene Phelps, Mighty Sports has won all its games with a margin of 22.6 points with the 89-82 decision over World Cup-bound South Korea the closest one yet.
Against the Indonesians, the head coach Charles Tiu will likely give players like Fil-American players like Jason Brickman, Mikey Williams, and Jeremiah Gray a chance to shine.
Mighty Sports goes for the clincher on Saturday against host Taiwan-A before capping its campaign against Taiwan B on Sunday.
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