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KBL Standings
 1. Anyang KGC 39-15 
 2. Goyang Orions 36-18 
 3. Samsung Th. 34-20 
 4. Mobis Phoebus 28-26 
 5. Dongbu Promy 26-28 
 6. ET Land 26-28 
 7. SK Knights 23-31 
 8. LG Sakers 23-31 
 9. Sonic Boom KT 18-36 
 10. KCC Egis 17-37 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Andre EMMETT
  KCC Egis
  (196-F-82)
  Avg: 28.8
 1. Emmett, KCC Egis28.8 
 2. Ratliffe, Samsung .24.7 
 3. Rhodes, Mobis P.23.8 
 4. Haynes, Goyang O.23.6 
 5. Simon, Anyang KGC23.3 
 6. Kelly, ET Land23.3 
 7. White, SK Knights22.3 
 8. Mays, LG Sakers21.8 
 9. Lyons, KCC Egis21.3 
 10. Williams, Sonic B.19.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ricardo RATLIFFE
  Samsung .
  (203-F-89)
  Avg: 13.6
 1. Ratliffe, Samsung .13.6 
 2. Benson, Dongbu P.13.4 
 3. Williams, Sonic B.12.4 
 4. Mays, LG Sakers11.9 
 5. Rhodes, Mobis P.11.2 
 6. Kelly, ET Land10.2 
 7. Lyons, KCC Egis9.8 
 8. Sims, SK Knights9.7 
 9. Simon, Anyang KGC9.7 
 10. Haynes, Goyang O.8.4 
Assists Per Game
 Chan-Hee PARK
  ET Land
  (190-G-87)
  Avg: 7
 1. Park, ET Land7.0 
 2. Lee, KCC Egis6.2 
 3. Lee, Sonic Boom KT6.1 
 4. Kim, SK Knights6.0 
 5. Kim, LG Sakers5.2 
 6. Craig, Samsung Th.4.9 
 7. Lee, Anyang KGC4.8 
 8. Haynes, Goyang O.4.7 
 9. Yang, Mobis P.4.6 
 10. Sykes, Anyang KGC4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Nate MILLER
  Mobis Phoebus
  (193-G-87)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Miller, Mobis Phoebus2.2 
 2. Wise, Mobis P.1.9 
 3. Cuthbert, ET Land1.9 
 4. Mays, LG Sakers1.9 
 5. Kim, SK Knights1.7 
 6. Park, ET Land1.7 
 7. Kelly, ET Land1.6 
 8. Lee, Anyang KGC1.6 
 9. Haynes, Goyang O.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 David SIMON
  Anyang KGC
  (208-C-82)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Simon, Anyang KGC2.1 
 2. Rhodes, Mobis P.1.9 
 3. Lee, Mobis Phoebus1.2 
 4. Haynes, Goyang O.1.1 
 5. Ratliffe, Samsung .1.1 
 6. Cuthbert, ET Land1.1 
 7. Kim, LG Sakers1.1 
 8. Choi, SK Knights1.1 
 9. Kelly, ET Land1.0 
 10. Oh, Anyang KGC1.0 

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KBL Round 25: Samsung Thunders defeat KCC Egis in the closest game of the week - Jan 12, 2017


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Ricardo
Ratliffe
KBL is at the halfway of the Regular Season and there are still another 25 rounds left.

Eighth-ranked KCC Egis (10-19) gave a tough game to first ranked Samsung Thunders (22-7) in Jeonju on Thursday. The visitors from Seoul managed to secure only two-point victory 80-78. However their fans expected much easier game. The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. The former international forward Ricardo Ratliffe (203-89, college: Missouri) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners and American swingman Michael Craig (196-91, college: S.Mississippi) chipped in 20 points and 9 rebounds. Samsung Thunders' coach Hoon-Keun Park used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. At the losing side American forward Leo Lyons (206-87, college: Missouri) responded with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 12 rebounds. Samsung Thunders maintains first place with 22-7 record. KCC Egis lost third consecutive game. They keep the eighth position with 19 games lost. Samsung Thunders are looking forward to face Goyang Orions (#3) in Daegu in the next round, which may be the game of the day. KCC Egis will play on the road against SK Knights (#9) in Seoul and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Fifth-ranked ET Land Elephants (14-15) gave a tough game to third ranked Goyang Orions (20-9) in Daegu. Goyang Orions managed to secure only two-point victory 78-76. However their fans expected easier game. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of ET Land Elephants. The former international center Jae-Seok Jang (205-91) nailed 17 points and 6 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws) for the winning side and Dong-Wook Kim accounted for 18 points. U.S. Virgin Islands-Puerto Rican forward Ivan Aska (201-90, college: Murray St.) came up with 23 points and 7 rebounds for ET Land Elephants in the defeat. ET Land Elephants' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Defending champion maintains third place with 20-9 record having just two points less than leader Samsung Th. ET Land Elephants at the other side keep the fifth position with 15 games lost. They share it with Mobis Phoebus. Goyang Orions will play against bottom-ranked Sonic Boom KT (#10) in Busan in the next round and are hoping to win another game. ET Land Elephants will play on the road against LG Sakers (#7) in Changwon and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
KBL top team - Samsung Thunders (22-7) added another victory to their record on Tuesday. This time they beat ninth ranked SK Knights (9-19) in Seoul 94-90. Ricardo Ratliffe fired a double-double by scoring 32 points and 16 rebounds (on 13-of-17 shooting from the field) for the winners. Sun-Hyung Kim produced 20 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists for lost side. SK Knights' coach Hee-Chul Chun tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Samsung Thunders maintains first place with 22-7 record. SK Knights lost third consecutive game. They keep the ninth position with 19 games lost. Samsung Thunders will meet at home Goyang Orions (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. SK Knights will play against KCC Egis (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Fourth ranked Dongbu Promy (17-12) beat at home 7th ranked LG Sakers (11-17) by 9 points 88-79, which is the biggest margin this round. Worth to mention a great performance of Rodrique Benson who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 25 points, 15 rebounds and 4 assists. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Dongbu Promy maintains fourth place with 17-12 record. LG Sakers at the other side keep the seventh position with 17 games lost. Dongbu Promy's next round opponent will be KCC Egis (#8) in Jeonju. LG Sakers will play at home against ET Land Elephants and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last two games of round 25 Mobis Phoebus lost to Anyang KGC on the opponent's court 68-76. Anyang KGC managed to outperform Sonic Boom KT in a home game 77-70.

Goyang Orions - ET Land 78-76

Fifth-ranked ET Land Elephants (14-15) gave a tough game to third ranked Goyang Orions (20-9) in Daegu. Goyang Orions managed to secure only two-point victory 78-76. However their fans expected easier game. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of ET Land Elephants. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 29-17. But ET Land Elephants won second period 21-12. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The former international center Jae-Seok Jang (205-91) nailed 17 points and 6 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws) for the winning side and the former international forward Dong-Wook Kim (194-81) accounted for 18 points. Four Goyang Orions players scored in double figures. U.S. Virgin Islands-Puerto Rican forward Ivan Aska (201-90, college: Murray St.) came up with 23 points and 7 rebounds and U.S. Virgin Islands forward Victor Cuthbert (197-83, college: Murray St.) added 8 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for ET Land Elephants in the defeat. ET Land Elephants' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Defending champion maintains third place with 20-9 record having just two points less than leader Samsung Th. ET Land Elephants at the other side keep the fifth position with 15 games lost. They share it with Mobis Phoebus. Goyang Orions will play against bottom-ranked Sonic Boom KT (#10) in Busan in the next round and are hoping to win another game. ET Land Elephants will play on the road against LG Sakers (#7) in Changwon and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Goyang Orions: D.Kim 18+4reb+3ast, J.Jang 17+6reb+2ast, O.Bassett 11+5reb+5ast, J.Choi 10+3reb, I.Heo 9+4reb, A.Haynes 5+7reb+3ast
ET Land: I.Aska 23+7reb+2ast, H.Geun Jeong 11+2reb, J.Kim 10+2reb+4ast, V.Cuthbert 8+14reb+4ast, S.Kang 6+6reb+1ast, B.Chung 6+2ast
gschID: 510018


KCC Egis - Samsung Th. 78-80

Eighth-ranked KCC Egis (10-19) gave a tough game to first ranked Samsung Thunders (22-7) in Jeonju on Thursday. The visitors from Seoul managed to secure only two-point victory 80-78. However their fans expected much easier game. The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. The former international forward Ricardo Ratliffe (203-89, college: Missouri) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners and American swingman Michael Craig (196-91, college: S.Mississippi) chipped in 20 points and 9 rebounds. Samsung Thunders' coach Hoon-Keun Park used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. At the losing side American forward Leo Lyons (206-87, college: Missouri) responded with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 12 rebounds and forward Kyo-Chang Song (200-96) produced a double-double by scoring 13 points and 12 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Samsung Thunders maintains first place with 22-7 record. KCC Egis lost third consecutive game. They keep the eighth position with 19 games lost. Samsung Thunders are looking forward to face Goyang Orions (#3) in Daegu in the next round, which may be the game of the day. KCC Egis will play on the road against SK Knights (#9) in Seoul and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Samsung Th.: M.Craig 20+9reb+1ast, R.Ratliffe 15+10reb+5ast, D.Lim 13+3reb+1ast, G.Stevenson 11+5reb+2ast, T.Kim 8+2reb+1ast, K.Ngi 5+2reb+1ast
KCC Egis: L.Lyons 28+12reb+2ast, C.Song 20+2ast, K.Song 13+12reb, E.Wise 11+5reb+2ast, J.Kim 2+1ast, H.Lee 2+5reb+8ast
gschID: 510019


Dongbu Promy - LG Sakers 88-79

Fourth ranked Dongbu Promy (17-12) beat at home 7th ranked LG Sakers (11-17) by 9 points 88-79, which is the biggest margin this round. The hosts were already 14 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 23-18 LG Sakers' run in the last quarter cut the lead to 88-79 at the end of the game. They outrebounded LG Sakers 36-24 including 21 on the defensive glass. Dongbu Promy players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of American power forward Rodrique Benson (207-84, college: California) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 25 points, 15 rebounds and 4 assists. His fellow American import forward Wendell McKines (198-88, college: N.Mexico St.) contributed with 19 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Central African-American power forward James Mays (206-86, college: Clemson) answered with 18 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals and international center Jong-Kyu Kim (207-91) added 16 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for LG Sakers. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Dongbu Promy maintains fourth place with 17-12 record. LG Sakers at the other side keep the seventh position with 17 games lost. Dongbu Promy's next round opponent will be KCC Egis (#8) in Jeonju. LG Sakers will play at home against ET Land Elephants and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Dongbu Promy: R.Benson 25+15reb+4ast, W.McKines 19+7reb+4ast, U.Heo 12+3reb+4ast, J.Kim 11+4reb+3ast, H.Kim 9+1reb+2ast, H.Yoon 8+4reb+3ast
LG Sakers: J.Mays 18+8reb+4ast, J.Kim 16+5reb+2ast, M.Little 12+6reb+2ast, S.Jeong 10+3ast, W.Yaung 9+3reb+3ast, S.Ki 7
gschID: 510017


Anyang KGC - Mobis Phoebus 76-68

Very expected game when 6th ranked Mobis Phoebus (14-15) were defeated on the road by second ranked Anyang KGC (21-8) 76-68. The hosts were already 13 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 26-21 Mobis Phoebus' run in the last quarter cut the lead to 76-68 at the end of the game. Anyang KGC dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to Mobis Phoebus' 38. It was a very good performance for American center David Simon (208-82, college: IPFW) who helped to win the game recording 19 points and 9 rebounds. The former international center Sek-Eun Oh (200-87) contributed with 14 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Four Anyang KGC players scored in double figures. American guard Nate Miller (193-87, college: Bowling Green) answered with 18 points and 6 rebounds and the other American import power forward Charles Rhodes (203-85, college: Mississippi St.) added 17 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Mobis Phoebus. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Anyang KGC have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain second place with 21-8 record behind leader Samsung Th. Mobis Phoebus at the other side dropped to the fifth position with 15 games lost. Anyang KGC will have a break next round. Mobis Phoebus will play at home against ET Land Elephants (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Anyang KGC: D.Simon 19+9reb, J.Lee 17+1reb+6ast, S.Oh 14+7reb+4ast, K.Sykes 14+2reb+4ast, S.Moon 6+4reb, H.Han 2+1reb
Mobis Phoebus: N.Miller 18+6reb+1ast, C.Rhodes 17+6reb+1ast, H.Kim 10, J.Ham 8+10reb+5ast, K.Gwang-cheon 5+3reb, J.Yang 5+5reb+1ast
gschID: 510016


Samsung Th. - SK Knights 94-90

KBL top team - Samsung Thunders (22-7) added another victory to their record on Tuesday. This time they beat ninth ranked SK Knights (9-19) in Seoul 94-90. SK Knights were trailing by 5 points at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 18-13 charge of Samsung Thunders, which allowed them to win the game. It was a great shooting night for Samsung Thunders especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.6 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. The former international forward Ricardo Ratliffe (203-89, college: Missouri) fired a double-double by scoring 32 points and 16 rebounds (on 13-of-17 shooting from the field) for the winners. Forward Dong Lim (198-90) chipped in 25 points. International guard Sun-Hyung Kim (187-88) produced 20 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists and American guard Terrico White (196-90, college: Mississippi) added 22 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals respectively for lost side. Four SK Knights players scored in double figures. SK Knights' coach Hee-Chul Chun tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Samsung Thunders maintains first place with 22-7 record. SK Knights lost third consecutive game. They keep the ninth position with 19 games lost. Samsung Thunders will meet at home Goyang Orions (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. SK Knights will play against KCC Egis (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Samsung Th.: R.Ratliffe 32+16reb+3ast, D.Lim 25+1reb, J.Kim 13+5reb, G.Stevenson 9+5reb+2ast, T.Kim 8+2reb+8ast, M.Craig 4+5reb+9ast
SK Knights: T.White 22+6reb+5ast, K.Hoon Byun 20+2reb+3ast, S.Kim 20+9reb+7ast, J.Singleton 11+8reb, W.Choi 7+9reb+1ast, W.Kim 4+1reb
gschID: 510015


Anyang KGC - Sonic Boom KT 77-70

Very predictable result when second ranked Anyang KGC (21-8) defeated at home bottom-ranked Sonic Boom KT (6-23) 77-70. Sonic Boom KT was ahead by 4 points at the halftime before a 39-28 second half run of Anyang KGC. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. 24 personal fouls committed by Sonic Boom KT helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a very good performance for American center David Simon (208-82, college: IPFW) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 28 points and 15 rebounds. His fellow American import point guard Keifer Sykes (183-93, college: Green Bay) contributed with 17 points for the winners. American power forward Leon Williams (203-86, college: Ohio) answered with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds and international point guard Jae-Do Lee (180-91) added 13 points and 8 assists in the effort for Sonic Boom KT. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Anyang KGC have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain second place with 21-8 record behind leader Samsung Th. Sonic Boom KT at the other side stay dead last with 23 lost games. Anyang KGC will have a break next round. Sonic Boom KT will play at home against Goyang Orions (#3) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Anyang KGC: D.Simon 28+15reb+1ast, K.Sykes 17+1reb+1ast, J.Lee 8+1reb+7ast, J.Park 8+1reb+1ast, H.Yang 5+5reb+6ast, S.Oh 4+5reb+6ast
Sonic Boom KT: L.Williams 20+10reb+2ast, J.Lee 13+3reb+8ast, J.Kim 11+3reb, W.Kim 7+4ast, D.Chun 7+2ast, S.Park 4+4reb+2ast
gschID: 510014


  




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