Mighty-Creative sweeps Dubai elims


    MIGHTY Sports-Creative Pacific threw the full weight of its might in the third quarter and coasted to a 91-77 win over last year’s runner-up Beirut Sports Club to top its eliminations group in the 31st Dubai International Basketball Championship late Tuesday at the Shabab Al Ahli Club in the United Arab Emirates.

    Fil-Am Mikey Williams anchored that onslaught, scoring 11 of his team-high 22 points on a remarkable 6-of-8 shooting from beyond the arc as Mighty Sports-Creative Pacific finished Group B with a perfect 4-0 record.

    Playing his finest game so far, the 6-foot-1 Williams also had four assists and the same number of rebounds in a performance that underscored the team’s desire to improve on its bronze medal finish last year.

    The four-game sweep gave the team backed by Go for Gold, Discovery Primea and Gatorade an extra motivation going to the knockout quarterfinals on Thursday.

    The team, which takes a break Wednesday, battles the No. 4 squad in Group A.