2019 Jones Cup: Mighty Sports off to strong start, as PH club drubs Iran

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 12 2019 10:00 PM

Mighty Sports—Go for Gold Philippines schooled the under-23 Iran national team en route to a 98-72 victory to open its campaign in the 2019 William Jones Cup at Changhua Gym in Taiwan on Friday.

Former PBA reinforcement Eugene Phelps led Mighty Sports with 24 points while Jeremiah Gray added 16 points.

After posting a 35-33 lead, the Charles Tiu-coached club pulled away using an 11-0 run to hike the advantage to 46-33.

Mighty Sports was headed to a clear win as early as the third quarter when Mikey Williams drilled back-to-back triples for a 69-48 lead.

Reinforcements McKenzie Moore and Renaldo Balkman added 15 and 10 points, respectively, for the winners.

Mighty Sports, which is looking to win its second title in the annual event, will face Jordan on Saturday.

Scores

MIGHTY-GFG PHILIPPINES 98 -- Phelps 24, Gray 16, Moore 15, Balkman 10, Williams 10, N'Diaye 9, Black 6, Adams 5, Brickman 3, Banal 0, Graham 0, Wongchuking 0.

IRAN U23 72 -- V. Dalirzahan 14, Azari 12, Yousof Vand 12, Vahedi 8, Torabi 7, Monji 7, E. Dalirzahan 6, Dro 4, Bahram Zad 1, Miri 1, Aghajanpour 0.

QUARTER SCORES: 21-12, 46-33, 78-51, 98-72.