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Anyang beats Seoul SK in all-KBL EASL final

Rhenz Abando gets his first championship as a pro. Anyang KGC (file photo)
By Ivan Saldajeno

PASIG—Anyang ruled the EASL Champions Week after beating Seoul SK, 90-84, in an all-KBL championship game on Sunday night at the Okinawa Arena.

In the rematch of last year's KBL Finals, Anyang asserted its might in the second quarter, outscoring Seoul SK, 24-10, to open a 49-37 halftime lead.

Seoul SK put up a fight in the second half, but the team from the South Korean capital fell short.

Darryl Monroe led Anyang with 21 points, 16 rebounds, and five assists, while Omari Spellman, although cooling down a bit after dropping 53 points on San Miguel on Saturday night to clinch a spot in the final, added 19 points, 11 rebounds, two assists, and two blocks.

Rhenz Abando also had a more quiet output for Anyang with 11 points, two rebounds, and two assists.

Kim Sun-Hyung led Seoul SK with 25 points on 11-of-17 shooting, four rebounds, six assists, two steals, and one block.

Jameel Warney added 22 points, seven rebounds, five assists, one block, and one steal, while Leon Williams made 17 points, 10 rebounds, and two assists.

In the first game, Bay Area denied Ryukyu a podium finish at home with a 90-70 win in the bronze medal game.

Myles Powell fired 29 points, three rebounds, two assists, and three steals, while Andrew Nicholson added 18 points, eight rebounds, and two assists for the Dragons, who followed up on their second-place finish in the PBA Commissioner's Cup with another Top 3 finish.

Sedrick Barefield made 17 points on 6-for-9 shooting, six rebounds, one assist, and one steal off the bench.

Allen Durham led the Golden Kings with 19 points, seven rebounds, three assists, and one steal, while Carl Tamayo, who had 13 points in his home debut on Saturday night, only tallied two with one assist.

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