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RJ Abarrientos leads Filipino KBL imports with 21-point eruption in Hyundai win

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RJ Abarrientos leads Filipino KBL imports with 21-point eruption in Hyundai win

DO-IT-ALL. RJ Abarrientos carries his team to a thrilling escape.

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Former FEU star RJ Abarrientos continues to drop stellar lines for Ulsan Hyundai while other Filipino imports deliver mixed results at the Korean Basketball League

MANILA, Philippines – RJ Abarrientos continued to impress in the Korean Basketball League (KBL) as the visiting Ulsan Hyundai Mobis Phoebus leaned on his heroics to deal Jeonju KCC Aegis an 89-88 heartbreaker on Saturday, October 22.

The former FEU star poured in 21 points, 8 assists, 4 steals, and 3 rebounds, on 5-of-10 shooting from deep, including the go-ahead triple in the final minute that sealed the deal and helped Hyundai rise to a 2-1 record.

Naturalized Korean star Ra Gun-A paced the Aegis’ sorry loss with 23 points and 13 boards.

SJ Belangel and the Daegu KOGAS Pegasus, though, were not as fortunate as they absorbed a decisive 105-90 home loss to the Seoul SK Knights.

Belangel chipped in 10 points, 3 boards, and 2 dimes with 4 turnovers as Daegu slipped to a 1-2 slate.

Moving back to the winners’ circle, Ethan Alvano and the the Wonju DB Promy nab their first taste of victory off an 81-71 home win over Suwon KT Sonicboom.

Alvano, a former Alab Pilipinas standout, stuffed the stat sheet with 11 points, 6 assists, 5 rebounds, and 1 steal to help snap a two-game skid for a 1-2 record.

Rhenz Abando, meanwhile, was not fielded anew in Anyang KGC’s fourth straight win at the expense of the Seoul Samsung Thunders, 80-79. – Rappler.com

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