KBL: Rhenz Abando’s Anyang repeats over RJ Abarrientos' Ulsan

Rhenz Abando's Anyang squad solidified its hold of the top spot. Anyang KGC (file photo)
By Stewart Tan

MANILA—Rhenz Abando and Anyang KGC Ginseng Corporation renewed its mastery over RJ Abarrientos and Ulsan Hyundai Mobis Phoebus with a 95-83 win on Saturday at the Anyang Indoor Gymnasium.

Abando tallied just six points, on 2-of-5 shooting, to go with one rebound and one assist in 15 minutes of action but it hardly mattered for Anyang, which improved to a league-leading 30-11 record.

Abarrientos, on the other hand, finished with 10 points on 2-of-7 shooting, with five assists, two rebounds, and two steals in 21 minutes of play as the Phoebus dropped to 24-17.

Omari Spellman led the way for Anyang KGC with a double-double of 27 points and 14 rebounds, while Byun Jun-Hyung and Oh Se-Geun contributed 18 and 17 markers, respectively.

Gaige Prim top-scored for the Phoebus with 24 points to go with 17 rebounds and two assists, while Wooseok Lee Woo-Seok and Kim Tae-Wan contributed 14 and 12 markers, respectively.

Meanwhile, SJ Belangel and the Daegu Korea Gas Corporation KOGAS suffered a close 89-85 defeat at the hands of defending champions Seoul SK Knights at the Jamsil Student Gymnasium.

Belangel tallied 10 points, on 4-of-6 field goal shooting, to go with four assists, three rebounds, and two steals in almost 28 minutes of action for KOGAS, which dropped to a 13-26 record.

Jameel Warney finished with a double-double of 28 points and 10 rebounds, while Choi Jun-Yong,, Heo Il-young, and Choi Won-Hyeok had 13, 11, and 10 markers, respectively, as the Knights moved up to 23-16.

Murphy Holloway and Jeong Hyo-Geun top-scored for the losing KOGAS with 20 markers apiece, while Daeheon Lee and Daesung Lee contributed 13 and 12 points, respectively.

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