Mighty-GFG Philippines closes in on 2019 Jones Cup championship

ABS-CBN Sports on Jul 19, 2019 07:20 PM
Mighty-GFG PH closes in on 2019 Jones Cup championship
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Mighty Sports-Go for Gold Philippines is now one win away from the title in the 2019 William Jones Cup after a 28-point destruction of Indonesia, 94-66, Friday inside Changhua Gym in Taiwan.

As always, reinforcements Eugene Phelps and Renaldo Balkman showed the way with 19 and 17 points, respectively.

They were backstopped by ex-pro Joseph Yeo who turned in his best game of the tournament with 14 points, all but two coming from triples.

Filipino-Americans Aaron Black and Jeremiah Gray also added eight and seven points, respectively.

With their sixth win in as many games in the regional tournament, the Filipinos need just one more win to reclaim the crown they last wore back in 2016.

They will get two cracks at that - first against Chinese Taipei Blue on Saturday and then second against Chinese Taipei White on Sunday.

BOX SCORES

MIGHTY-GFG PHILIPPINES 94 - Phelps 19, Balkman 17, Yeo 14, Moore 8, Black 8, Gray 7, Williams 6, N’Diaye 6, Wongchuking 5, Banal 4, Adams 0, Brickman 0.

INDONESIA 66 - Kokodiputra 21, Muhammad 11, Gemilang 7, Sanjaya 7, Joni 6, Hartanto 4, Noor 2, Priasmoro 2, Wijaya 2, Wicaksono 2, Teja 2, Hidayat 0.

QUARTER SCORES: 27-13, 45-30, 71-43, 94-66.

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