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Mighty-GFG returns Jones Cup crown to Philippines

By ABS-CBN Sports on Jul 20, 2019 09:25 PM

(Photo courtesy of SBP/Cignal)

Perfection is still the name of the game for Mighty Sports-Go for Gold Philippines as it blasted Chinese Taipei-Blue, 97-74, in the penultimate game day of the 2019 William Jones Cup, Saturday inside Changhua Gym in Taiwan.

Renaldo Balkman showed the Filipino side the way to yet another win with 21 points while fellow reinforcement Eugene Phelps and Filipino-American Roosevelt Adams also added 17 and 13 markers, respectively.

With their seventh win in as many games in the regional tournament, Team Philippines is now assured of the championship whatever happens in their last assignment tomorrow against Chinese Taipei-White.

Mighty-GFG Philippines reclaims the crown it last wore back in 2016. This is also the country's sixth championship overall in the Jones Cup.

BOX SCORES

MIGHTY-GFG PHILIPPINES 97 – Balkman 21, Phelps 17, Adams 13, Moore 10, Gray 8, Williams 8, Yeo 6, Graham 4, Banal 3, Black 3, Brickman 2, N’Diaye 2.

CHINESE TAIPEI-BLUE 74 – Chen 19, Lee C 13, Florveus 8, Chou 7, Hu 7, Chou 5, Liu 4, Kuo 3, Wen 2, Lee W 0, Su 0.

QUARTER SCORES: 24-14, 50-32, 72-49, 97-74.

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