Korean Basketball League

Abando regains touch as Anyang outlasts Seoul for 5th straight win

Martin Mendoza
Abando regains touch as Anyang outlasts Seoul for 5th straight win

BACK IN FORM. Rhenz Abando returns to dropping double-digit numbers for Anyang KGC.


Rhenz Abando gets his groove back and drops 21 points for the top-seeded Anyang KGC as they improve their record to 13-3 in the KBL

MANILA, Philippines – Rhenz Abando rebounded from a quiet 5-point showing and propelled the Anyang KGC to a 90-84 triumph over the Seoul SK Knights for their fifth straight win in the Korean Basketball League (KBL) on Sunday, November 27.

After struggling in Anyang’s 86-79 come-from-behind victory over the Goyang Carrot Jumpers last Friday, where he shot just 1-of-6 from the field, Abando got his groove back offensively and dropped 21 points on 9-of-12 shooting, connecting on 3 of his 4 attempts from long distance.

The NCAA Season 97 MVP also tallied 5 rebound and 5 assists in close to 31 minutes of action for Anyang, which upped its league-best record to 13-3.

Former Golden State Warriors and Atlanta Hawks forward Omari Spellman scored 21 markers as well for Anyang, to go along with 12 boards and 5 dimes.

Like Abando, RJ Abarrientos and Ethan Alvano also came up with high-scoring performances for their respective KBL squads on Saturday, November 26.

Abarrientos exploded for a game-high 22 points on 8-of-15 shooting, together with 7 rebounds, and 5 assists in the Ulsan Hyundai Mobis Phoebus’ 85-68 drubbing of the Jeonju KCC Aegis.

Meanwhile, Alvano’s all-around stat line of 20 points, 5 rebounds, 7 assists, and 3 steals went down the drain as the Wonju DB Promy bowed to the Knights in a tight one, 85-81.

Abarrientos’ Ulsan remained tied with Goyang at the No. 2 spot with a 9-5 slate, while Alvano’s Wonju slipped to 6-9.

Finally, Justin Gutang made the most of his 16-minute playing time for the Changwon LG Sakers in their 83-71 victory over the Suwon KT Sonicboom on Saturday.

Gutang had 2 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 assists for Changwon, which captured its second straight win and moved up to 7-6 in the standings.  – Rappler.com

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