Mighty Sports completes Jones Cup sweep
MANILA, Philippines—Mighty Sports-Go for Gold completed its dominant sweep with an 81-71 rout of Taiwan-B in its final game in the 2019 William Jones Cup Xinzhuang Gym in New Taipei City.
Despite the absence of Renaldo Balkman, who suffered a broken nose in Mighty Sports previous game, the Philippine representatives held their fort and duplicated their 8-0 record from 2016.
Eugene Phelps and McKenzie Moore exchanged a couple of dunks for Mighty Sports before Jason Brickman’s driving layup put the team at the 77-67 advantage, practically sealing the match.
“We missed the energy and power of Renaldo but it was a good win for the team, everybody contributed,” said Mighty Sports head coach Charles Tiu.
The sweep also gave the Philippines its sixth title in the annual tournament.
“As they say, it’s sweeter the second time around. The boys really played well,” said Mighty Sports owner Alex Wongchuking. “We’re also happy because we gave our kababayans here real entertainment.”
Phelps led Mighty Sports with 24 points while Moore and Joseph Yeo added 16 and 11 points, respectively.