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    Mighty Sports steals Samsung's thunder to open Merlion Cup campaign on high note

    Sep 21, 2016
    Dewarick Spencer led the way for Mighty Sports.

    MIGHTY Sports jumpstarted its Merlion Cup campaign with a big 92-87 comeback against Seoul Samsung Thunder at the OCBC Arena in Singapore on Wednesday (Manila time).

    The Philippine side fell behind early, engaged the Koreans in a see-saw battle before the putting the game away behind a big finishing kick.

    Imports Dewarick Spencer, Al Thornton, and Hamady N'Diaye starred for Mighty, which finished off the tough Korean side with a telling 12-5 run inside the final five minutes.

    Mighty, coming off a title run in the Jones Cup in Taipei, also got a timely lift from Kiefer Ravena, who hit a crucial jumper that gave the Filipinos an 84-81 lead with one minute and 35 seconds left.

    Thornton touched off the game-winning run with five straight points highlighted by a booming triple. N'Diaye completed a three-point play with 20 ticks remaining to seal the win for Mighty Sports, 92-85.

    Mighty Sports will next face ABL champion Wesports Malaysia Dragons at 6:30pm on Friday.

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