Mighty-GFG Philippines completes clean sweep of 2019 Jones Cup
ABS-CBN Sports on Jul 21, 2019 08:16 PM
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Not only has Mighty Sports-Go for Gold Philippines reclaimed the crown for the country, it has also wrapped up a perfect run in the 2019 William Jones Cup.
Even with the title already in the bag, the Filipinos still went all-out in an 81-71 victory versus Chinese Taipei-White, Sunday inside Changhua Gym in Taiwan.
Mackenzie Moore delivered the goods, especially early in the final frame where he scored five straight to punctuate a 14-4 run that turned a two-point edge into a 73-61 lead inside the last five minutes.
Four minutes later, the American reinforcement threw down a thunderbolt to put the game away for good.
He wound up with 16 points to go along with five assists and four steals while Eugen Phelps top-scored with 24 markers on top of 13 boards.
Team Philippines didn't even need Renaldo Balkman to suit up to complete a clean sweep of the tournament.
This is Mighty-GFG Philippines' second perfect run in the William Jones Cup. The first one was back in 2016.
MIGHTY-GFG PHILIPPINES 81 – Phelps 24, Moore 16, Yeo 11, Williams 7, N’Diaye 7, Adams 6, Brickman 4, Gray 2, Black 2, Wongchuking 2.
CHINESE TAIPEI-WHITE 71 – Wu, Y. 15, Lin, K. 10, Chou 10, Wu, C. 9, Lin, T. 8, Tseng 7, Chen 6, Hsieh 2, Sun 2, Huang 2, Lai 0, Su 0.
QUARTER SCORES: 15-16, 40-32, 59-55, 81-71.