KBL: Rhenz Abando finds rhythm in Anyang win, trumps RJ Abarrientos's Ulsan | Inquirer Sports

KBL: Rhenz Abando finds rhythm in Anyang win, trumps RJ Abarrientos’s Ulsan

/ 11:23 PM February 11, 2023

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FILE – Rhenz Abando. Photo from Anyang KGC

MANILA, Philippines—Rhenz Abando slowly got his groove back in Anyang KGC’s 95-83 win against the Ulsan Hyundai Mobis Phoebus in the Korean Basketball League at Anyang Gymnasium on Saturday.

In 16 minutes of play, Abando finished with six points, a block and a steal. Omari Spellman’s double-double more than made up for Abando’s lack of scoring with 27 points and 14 rebounds for Anyang to improve to a 30-11 record.


Abando is just returning back to action after being sidelined since participating in the All-Star festivities.


RJ Abarrientos, on the other hand, finished with 10 points built on two triples to go along with a team-high five assists and two rebounds for the Mobis Phoebus, who dropped to 24-17.

SJ Belangel and the Daegu KOGAS Pegasus, meanwhile, bowed to the Seoul SK Knights, 89-85, at Jamsil Students’ Gymnasium.

Belangel played 28 minutes for Daegua and produced 10 markers, four dimes, three boards and two steals but the KOGAS Pegasus fell to a 13-26 card.

The SK Knights, meanwhile, jumped to the third seed over Ulsan with a 23-16 slate.

On Friday, Justin Gutang made a huge impact in the Changwon LG Sakers’ 96-78 blowout win against the Seoul Samsung Thunders at Jamsil Arena.

Gutang played for 21 minutes, registering 10 markers, three assists, two steals and a board to help Changwon improve to 26-14.


In another game, Dave Ildefonso was not fielded in Suwon KT Sonicboom’s 83-67 loss to the Goyang Carrot Jumpers.

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Suwon dropped to a 17-23 record, just barely holding the seventh seed behind the 16-23-dealt Wonju DB Promy.


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TAGS: Korean Basketball League, Ulsan Hyundai Mobis Phoebus

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