RJ Abarrientos, Ulsan lose to Goyang in Game 4 of KBL semis | Inquirer Sports

RJ Abarrientos, Ulsan lose to Goyang in Game 4 of KBL semis

/ 04:50 PM April 08, 2023

RJ Abarrientos Ulsan KBL

RJ Abarrientos. Photo from Ulsan Mobis Phoebus

MANILA, Philippines—RJ Abarrientos and the Ulsan Hyundai Mobis Phoebus failed to close out their quarterfinals series against the Goyang Carrot Jumpers as they absorbed a 87-80 loss in the Korean Basketball League at Goyang Gymnasium on Saturday.

Abarrientos, who was recently named Rookie of the Year, finished with 10 points on 4-of-7 shooting from the field and five assists in 26 minutes for Ulsan.


The Filipino guard is coming off a 12-point, six-assist effort in Game 3 on Thursday where Ulsan cruised to an 84-69 victory.


Seo Myeong-Jin paced Ulsan with 18 points, half of which came from beyond-the-arc.

With Goyang’s season on the line, Dedric Lawson came up big with 35 points while Lee Jung-Hyun also helped the Carrot Jumpers stay alive with 15 points.

The winner of the series moves on to face the top-seeded Anyang KGC in a best-of-five semifinal.

Meanwhile, Justin Gutang and the Changwon LG Sakers are set to face The Seoul SK Knights arranged a semis date with Justin Gutang and the Changwon LG Sakers after completing a sweep of Jeonju KCC Egis, 77-72, on Friday.


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