Mighty Sports scores 2nd win in Jones Cup with rout of Jordan

Eugene Phelps took flight for Mighty Sports. Mighty Sports
By Ivan Saldajeno

BINAN--Mighty Sports tallied its second consecutive blowout win in the William Jones Cup by romping Jordan, 90-74, at the Changhua County Gymnasium on Saturday.

Less than 24 hours after dealing Iran a 98-72 beating, the Philippine club pulled away in the second and the third periods, wherein it outscored the Jordanian national team, 47-28, to open a 24-point lead entering the fourth.

Eugene Phelps led Mighty Sports, which will play Japan on Sunday, with 20 points, five rebounds, one assist, one steal, and two blocks.

Renaldo Balkman added 17 points, seven rebounds, two assists, two blocks, and one steal.

Ibrahim Fadi made 13 markers, three boards, seven dimes, two steals, and one block for Jordan, which coupled by a 64-69 loss to South Korea on Friday fell to 0-2.

The scores:

MIGHTY SPORTS 90 - Phelps 20, Balkman 17, Adams 11, Williams 9, Graham 9, Moore 9, Jeremiah Gray 8, Black 2, N'Diaye 2, Yeo 2, Brickman 1, Banal 0.

JORDAN 74 - Fadi 13, Abbas 12, Abu Wazaneh 11, Abu Hawwas 9, Alhamarsheh 7, Najdawi 7, Dasuqi 5, Alhendi 5, Abu Aboud 3, Obeid 2, Hussein 0, Kanaan 0.

Quarters: 21-16, 44-29, 68-44, 90-74.

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