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Mighty indeed! Mighty Sports manhandles American University to start Dubai campaign

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By Miles Morales

Mighty Sports showed true might over American University in Dubai to post an 87-58 triumph to kickstart their Dubai International Championship rally on Friday night at the Shabab-Al Ahli Club.

Ginebra resident import Justin Brownlee came off the bench to put up 17 points on 7-of-9 shooting, including 3 triples, on top of 6 boards, 1 assist, 1 steal, and 1 block in just a little over 18 minutes.

Former NBA star Lamar Odom, meanwhile, struggled in his Philippine debut, contributing just 4 points after missing 8 of his 10 shots. The two-time NBA champion, however, showed the other facets of his game with 7 rebounds, 2 assists, and 1 steal in 27 minutes.

For his part, Filipino-American Jeremiah Gray flashed his wares, finishing with 15 points along with 1 board and 1 assist in 13 efficient minutes as a starter.

Randolph Morris manned the middle for Mighty, tallying 14 points, 6 rebounds, and a game-high 4 assists.

Recently retired Jett Manuel was Mighty’s fourth player to score in double figures with 12 markers, built by 2 triples, along with 2 boards.

American University was the first to get to the scoreboard, but it was all Mighty from there as Philippine team posted a huge lead that ballooned to 35 points, 60-25, midway through the third quarter.###