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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 29: Anyang KGC keeps a leadership position - Jan 29, 2017


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The round was rather attractive and full of interesting results. The round ended with favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Anyang KGC as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Anyang KGC defeated 5th ranked ET Land Elephants at home 81-70. The game without a history. Anyang KGC led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 17-of-20 free shots (85.0 percent) during the game. Anyang KGC looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. The best player for the winners was American center David Simon (208-82, college: IPFW) who had a double-double by scoring 30 points and 13 rebounds. The former international center Sek-Eun Oh (200-87) chipped in 16 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. U.S. Virgin Islands-Puerto Rican forward Ivan Aska (201-90, college: Murray St.) produced 26 points and 9 rebounds for the guests. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. ET Land Elephants at the other side keep the fifth place with 17 games lost. They share the position with Mobis Phoebus. ET Land Elephants will have a break next week, which should allow them to rest in order to get back on the winning path. Anyang KGC will try to continue on its current victory against eighth ranked SK Knights in Seoul.
Top ranked Samsung Thunders (23-10) recorded its tenth loss in Seoul. Hosts were edged by fourth ranked Dongbu Promy (19-14) 69-68. American power forward Rodrique Benson (207-84, college: California) saved the victory with a double-double by scoring 12 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists. Wendell McKines contributed with 13 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Dongbu Promy's coach Sei Bum Lee allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. The former international forward Ricardo Ratliffe (203-89, college: Missouri) answered with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 10 rebounds for Samsung Thunders. Dongbu Promy maintains fourth place with 19-14 record. Samsung Thunders at the other side dropped to the second position with ten games lost. Dongbu Promy will play against higher ranked Goyang Orions (#3) in Daegu in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Samsung Thunders will play at home against the league's leader Anyang KGC and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An interesting game was played in Inchon where SK Knights (#8) won against host ET Land Elephants (#5) 76-71 on Sunday evening. Sun-Hyung Kim stepped up and scored 14 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. Victor Cuthbert responded with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 11 rebounds. ET Land Elephants' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. SK Knights maintains eighth place with 12-22 record. Loser ET Land Elephants keep the fifth position with 17 games lost. They share it with Mobis Phoebus. SK Knights will meet league's leader Anyang KGC on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. ET Land Elephants will have a break next round.
The game in Seoul was also worth to mention about. Third ranked Goyang Orions (22-12) played at the court of 8th ranked SK Knights (12-22). Goyang Orions managed to secure a 8-point victory 84-76. Aaron Haynes nailed 18 points and 8 rebounds for the winning side. SK Knights' coach Hee-Chul Chun tested eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Defending champion maintains third place with 22-12 record behind leader Anyang KGC. SK Knights at the other side keep the eighth position with 22 games lost. Goyang Orions' next round opponent will be Dongbu Promy (#4) in Wonju. SK Knights will play on the road against the league's leader Anyang KGC (#1) and hope to win that game.
Ninth-ranked KCC Egis (11-23) made lots of trouble for seventh ranked LG Sakers (15-19) in Changwon on Sunday. LG Sakers managed to secure only two-point victory 80-78. However their fans expected easier game. The best player for the winners was Mario Little who scored 27 points and 7 rebounds. LG Sakers' coach Gang-Yang Taek used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. LG Sakers maintains seventh place with 15-19 record. KCC Egis lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the ninth position with 23 games lost. LG Sakers will have a break next round. KCC Egis will play on the road against Mobis Phoebus (#6) in Ulsan and hope to win that game.

In the last game of round 29 bottom-ranked Sonic Boom KT were defeated by Mobis Phoebus in Ulsan 87-80.
The best stats of 29th round was 33 points (!!!) and 12 rebounds by Leon Williams of Sonic Boom KT.

Mobis Phoebus - Sonic Boom KT 87-80

There was no surprise in Ulsan where 10th ranked Sonic Boom KT (9-25) was defeated by sixth ranked Mobis Phoebus (17-17) 87-80 on Sunday. The hosts trailed by 6 points at the halftime before their 50-37 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Mobis Phoebus looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. The best player for the winners was the former international forward Jun-Beom Yang (195-91) who scored 27 points and 6 rebounds. American guard Nate Miller (193-87, college: Bowling Green) chipped in 26 points and 5 rebounds. American power forward Leon Williams (203-86, college: Ohio) produced a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!) and 12 rebounds and international point guard Jae-Do Lee (180-91) added 21 points and 4 assists respectively for the guests. Sonic Boom KT's coach Seung-Gi Kim let to play eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Mobis Phoebus moved-up to fifth place, which they share with ET Land. Loser Sonic Boom KT stay dead last with 25 lost games. Mobis Phoebus will face KCC Egis (#9) in Jeonju in the next round.
Top scorers:
Mobis Phoebus: J.Yang 27+6reb+2ast, N.Miller 26+5reb+3ast, J.Lee 12+5reb+3ast, J.Ham 9+7reb+8ast, D.Yang 6+1reb+6ast, H.Kim 5+2reb
Sonic Boom KT: L.Williams 33+12reb+1ast, J.Lee 21+3reb+4ast, S.Cho 7+2reb+4ast, H.Kim 6+6reb, S.Park 4+2reb+3ast, J.Heewon 3+1reb
gschID: 510043


ET Land - SK Knights 71-76

An interesting game was played in Inchon where SK Knights (#8) won against host ET Land Elephants (#5) 76-71 on Sunday evening. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But ET Land Elephants won third quarter 23-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. SK Knights made 16-of-16 free shots (100 percent !!!) during the game. It was a great shooting night for SK Knights especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 57.1 percentage. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when SK Knights made 8 blocks. International guard Sun-Hyung Kim (187-88) stepped up and scored 14 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners and American guard Terrico White (196-90, college: Mississippi) chipped in 19 points and 5 rebounds. Four SK Knights players scored in double figures. U.S. Virgin Islands forward Victor Cuthbert (197-83, college: Murray St.) responded with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 11 rebounds and the former international guard Chan-Hee Park (190-87) produced a double-double by scoring 11 points, 5 rebounds and 11 assists. ET Land Elephants' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. SK Knights maintains eighth place with 12-22 record. Loser ET Land Elephants keep the fifth position with 17 games lost. They share it with Mobis Phoebus. SK Knights will meet league's leader Anyang KGC on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. ET Land Elephants will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
SK Knights: T.White 19+5reb+1ast, J.Singleton 15+6reb, S.Kim 14+5reb+7ast, W.Choi 12+10reb+2ast, B.Kyung Choi 7+3reb+4ast, K.Hoon Byun 5+2reb+3ast
ET Land: V.Cuthbert 24+11reb+1ast, H.Geun Jeong 17+5reb+1ast, C.Park 11+5reb+11ast, B.Chung 7+2reb, S.Kang 7+6reb+2ast, I.Aska 4+5reb+3ast
gschID: 510042


LG Sakers - KCC Egis 80-78

Ninth-ranked KCC Egis (11-23) made lots of trouble for seventh ranked LG Sakers (15-19) in Changwon on Sunday. LG Sakers managed to secure only two-point victory 80-78. However their fans expected easier game. KCC Egis were tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. LG Sakers made 18-of-20 free shots (90.0 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was American swingman Mario Little (198-87, college: Kansas) who scored 27 points and 7 rebounds. International center Jong-Kyu Kim (207-91) chipped in a double-double by scoring 12 points and 10 rebounds. LG Sakers' coach Gang-Yang Taek used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American forward Andre Emmett (196-82, college: Texas Tech) produced a double-double by scoring 31 points and 13 rebounds and forward Kyo-Chang Song (200-96) added 10 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. LG Sakers maintains seventh place with 15-19 record. KCC Egis lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the ninth position with 23 games lost. LG Sakers will have a break next round. KCC Egis will play on the road against Mobis Phoebus (#6) in Ulsan and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
LG Sakers: M.Little 27+7reb, Y.Kim 14+5reb+3ast, J.Mays 12+10reb, J.Kim 12+10reb+2ast, S.Kim 9+4reb+6ast, W.Yaung 2+1ast
KCC Egis: A.Emmett 31+13reb+3ast, J.Kim 14+2reb, K.Song 10+7reb+4ast, I.Clark 10+7reb, C.Song 7, H.Lee 4+3reb+9ast
gschID: 510041


Anyang KGC - ET Land 81-70

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Anyang KGC as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Anyang KGC defeated 5th ranked ET Land Elephants at home 81-70. The game without a history. Anyang KGC led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 17-of-20 free shots (85.0 percent) during the game. Anyang KGC looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. The best player for the winners was American center David Simon (208-82, college: IPFW) who had a double-double by scoring 30 points and 13 rebounds. The former international center Sek-Eun Oh (200-87) chipped in 16 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. Four Anyang KGC players scored in double figures. U.S. Virgin Islands-Puerto Rican forward Ivan Aska (201-90, college: Murray St.) produced 26 points and 9 rebounds and the former international guard Chan-Hee Park (190-87) added 10 points and 10 assists respectively for the guests. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. ET Land Elephants at the other side keep the fifth place with 17 games lost. They share the position with Mobis Phoebus. ET Land Elephants will have a break next week, which should allow them to rest in order to get back on the winning path. Anyang KGC will try to continue on its current victory against eighth ranked SK Knights in Seoul.
Top scorers:
Anyang KGC: D.Simon 30+13reb+2ast, J.Lee 16+3reb+6ast, S.Oh 16+9reb+5ast, K.Sykes 10+6ast, S.Moon 4+6reb+1ast, H.Yang 3+2ast
ET Land: I.Aska 26+9reb+2ast, C.Park 10+4reb+10ast, V.Cuthbert 10+3reb+2ast, Y.Jung 9+1reb, B.Chung 5+2reb+1ast, S.Kang 4+4reb+1ast
gschID: 510039


SK Knights - Goyang Orions 76-84

The game in Seoul was also worth to mention about. Third ranked Goyang Orions (22-12) played at the court of 8th ranked SK Knights (12-22). Goyang Orions managed to secure a 8-point victory 84-76. American forward Aaron Haynes (201-81, college: Boise St.) nailed 18 points and 8 rebounds for the winning side and the former international forward Dong-Wook Kim (194-81) accounted for 16 points and 5 assists. American guard Terrico White (196-90, college: Mississippi) came up with 15 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists and the former international forward Bu Kyung Choi (200-89) added 11 points and 11 rebounds respectively for SK Knights in the defeat. Four Goyang Orions and five SK Knights players scored in double figures. SK Knights' coach Hee-Chul Chun tested eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Defending champion maintains third place with 22-12 record behind leader Anyang KGC. SK Knights at the other side keep the eighth position with 22 games lost. Goyang Orions' next round opponent will be Dongbu Promy (#4) in Wonju. SK Knights will play on the road against the league's leader Anyang KGC (#1) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Goyang Orions: A.Haynes 18+8reb+3ast, D.Kim 16+4reb+5ast, J.Choi 13+8reb+1ast, O.Bassett 13+3reb+5ast, J.Jang 8+6reb+1ast, T.Moon 7+9reb+1ast
SK Knights: T.White 15+5reb+5ast, S.Kim 13+1reb+5ast, J.Singleton 13+6reb+1ast, B.Kyung Choi 11+11reb+1ast, M.Kim 11+5reb+2ast, K.Hoon Byun 8+1ast
gschID: 510040


Samsung Th. - Dongbu Promy 68-69

Top ranked Samsung Thunders (23-10) recorded its tenth loss in Seoul. Hosts were edged by fourth ranked Dongbu Promy (19-14) 69-68. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 17-14. But Samsung Thunders won second period 18-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American power forward Rodrique Benson (207-84, college: California) saved the victory with a double-double by scoring 12 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists. His fellow American import forward Wendell McKines (198-88, college: N.Mexico St.) contributed with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Four Dongbu Promy players scored in double figures. Dongbu Promy's coach Sei Bum Lee allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. The former international forward Ricardo Ratliffe (203-89, college: Missouri) answered with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 10 rebounds and American swingman Michael Craig (196-91, college: S.Mississippi) added 10 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists in the effort for Samsung Thunders. Dongbu Promy maintains fourth place with 19-14 record. Samsung Thunders at the other side dropped to the second position with ten games lost. Dongbu Promy will play against higher ranked Goyang Orions (#3) in Daegu in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Samsung Thunders will play at home against the league's leader Anyang KGC and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Dongbu Promy: W.McKines 13+12reb+1ast, R.Benson 12+12reb+4ast, J.Park 11+2reb+1ast, U.Heo 10+2reb+5ast, H.Yoon 9+2reb, J.Kim 9+2reb
Samsung Th.: R.Ratliffe 23+10reb+3ast, G.Stevenson 20+3reb, M.Craig 10+6reb+7ast, J.Kim 8+1reb+1ast, D.Lim 3+1reb, T.Kim 2+2reb+7ast
gschID: 510038


  




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