Mighty Sports is the basketball team currently playing in the Pilipinas Commercial Basketball League based in the Philippines managed by Mighty Corporation chief operating officer (COO), Caesar Wongchuking.
Republika Cup is an invitational basketball tournament in Malolos Bulacan as part of the commemoration of the Malolos Convention. The game was sponsored by the Ateneo Falcons men’s basketball team and the Bulacan State University Golden Gear’s basketball team in the Filsports Basketball Association, and the Philippine Dragon Boat Team.
The tournament is part of the annual celebration of Festival of History, Culture, Arts and Heritage celebration of Malolos which is also known as the Fiesta Republic.
Mighty Sports started playing in minor basketball leagues such as Republika Cup. In 2014, the team took home the bacon for the second time over Malolos Republica garnering a close score of 86-84.
The game was led by former PBA player, Kenneth Duremdes with former PBA player Nino Marquez for six points before timeout. Marlou Aquino also came up with 20 points who is also a former PBA star and currently assisting Duremdes at Adamson UAAP.
The game was very closed between Mighty Sports and The Republics, especially during fourth quarter where The Republics carried the momentum with the hotshots Allan Mangahas and Jonathan Fernandez cut the lead to seven going into the final period. With a five-point lead on a 16-4 run in the final minutes of the game, Mighty Sports still made its final push.
Caesar Wongchuking also looks forward to a bigger game for the team after winning and taking home the bacon- Republika Cup title for the second time around. “Sometimes for a team to have a good season needs a little magic. Once you give your players a winning streak that will affect their thinking in such a way that can help them win more difficult matches later” he added.