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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 
Full Standings
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Andre EMMETT
  KCC Egis
  (196-F-82)
  Avg: 28.8
 1. Emmett, KCC Egis28.8 
 2. Haynes, Goyang O.23.9 
 3. Kelly, ET Land23.8 
 4. Rhodes, Mobis P.23.8 
 5. Ratliffe, Samsung .23.6 
 6. Simon, Anyang KGC22.9 
 7. White, SK Knights22.3 
 8. Mays, LG Sakers21.8 
 9. Lyons, KCC Egis21.3 
 10. Williams, Sonic B.19.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Rodrique BENSON
  Dongbu P.
  (207-F/C-84)
  Avg: 13.4
 1. Benson, Dongbu P.13.4 
 2. Ratliffe, Samsung .13.2 
 3. Williams, Sonic B.12.4 
 4. Mays, LG Sakers11.9 
 5. Rhodes, Mobis P.11.2 
 6. Kelly, ET Land10.4 
 7. Lyons, KCC Egis9.8 
 8. Simon, Anyang KGC9.8 
 9. Blakely, Mobis P.9.8 
 10. Sims, SK Knights9.7 
Assists Per Game
 Chan-Hee PARK
  ET Land
  (190-G-87)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Park, ET Land7.4 
 2. Lee, KCC Egis6.2 
 3. Lee, Sonic Boom KT6.1 
 4. Kim, SK Knights6.0 
 5. Blakely, Mobis P.5.4 
 6. Kim, Samsung Th.5.3 
 7. Kim, LG Sakers5.2 
 8. Craig, Samsung Th.5.1 
 9. Lee, Anyang KGC5.0 
 10. Sykes, Anyang KGC4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Nate MILLER
  Mobis Phoebus
  (193-G-87)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Miller, Mobis Phoebus2.1 
 2. Cuthbert, ET Land1.9 
 3. Wise, Mobis P.1.9 
 4. Mays, LG Sakers1.9 
 5. Lee, Anyang KGC1.8 
 6. Park, ET Land1.8 
 7. Kim, SK Knights1.7 
 8. Kelly, ET Land1.6 
 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. Hill, Mobis Phoebus2.0 
 3. Rhodes, Mobis P.1.9 
 4. Blakely, Mobis P.1.5 
 5. Lee, Mobis Phoebus1.2 
 6. Ratliffe, Samsung .1.2 
 7. Haynes, Goyang O.1.1 
 8. Kim, LG Sakers1.1 
 9. Cuthbert, ET Land1.1 

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Game 1 (Quarter-Finals)

Samsung Th. 56% Mar.31 ET Land
KBL Round 40: Anyang KGC lose the game and top position - Feb 28, 2017


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Williams
There was a change at the KBL leadership position after last games. Round 40 most important game was a defeat of league's leader Anyang KGC (30-15). They were edged by tenth ranked Sonic Boom KT (14-30) 69-66 on Sunday night. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Sonic Boom KT outrebounded Anyang KGC 44-32 including 18 on the offensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of American power forward Leon Williams (203-86, college: Ohio) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 22 points and 18 rebounds and international point guard Jae-Do Lee (180-91) who added 10 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists during the contest. At the losing side American center David Simon (208-82, college: IPFW) responded with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 13 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Sonic Boom KT maintains tenth position with 14-30 record. Anyang KGC at the other side still keeps top place with 15 games lost. They were joined at the leadership position by Samsung Th. who have the same record. Anyang KGC will have a break next week, which should allow them to rest and make it back to the top of the standings. Sonic Boom KT will try to continue on its current victory against sixth ranked ET Land Elephants in Inchon.
Leading Samsung Thunders (30-15) recorded its fifteenth loss in Seoul. Hosts were defeated by ninth ranked KCC Egis (15-30) 95-85. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Samsung Thunders. The winners were led by American forward Andre Emmett (196-82, college: Texas Tech) who scored that evening 33 points (!!!), 5 rebounds and 4 assists and Kyo-Chang Song supported him with 13 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists. Even a double-double of 34 points (!!!) and 11 rebounds by the former international forward Ricardo Ratliffe (203-89, college: Missouri) did not help to save the game for Samsung Thunders. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. KCC Egis maintains ninth position with 15-30 record. Samsung Thunders at the other side still keep top place with 15 games lost. They share the position with Anyang KGC. KCC Egis will play against higher ranked Dongbu Promy (#4) in Wonju in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Samsung Thunders will have a break next round.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Seoul. First ranked host Samsung Thunders (30-15) defeated 4th ranked Mobis Phoebus (23-21) 82-76. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Mobis Phoebus. Ricardo Ratliffe fired a double-double by scoring 28 points, 17 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Samsung Thunders' coach Hoon-Keun Park used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Jong-Hyun Lee produced a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds for lost side. Samsung Thunders have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 30-15 record, which they share with Anyang KGC. Loser Mobis Phoebus dropped to the fifth place with 21 games lost. Samsung Thunders will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Mobis Phoebus will play against SK Knights (#8) in Seoul and hope to secure a win.
Fifth ranked Dongbu Promy (24-21) beat at home 7th ranked LG Sakers (19-25) by 13 points 88-75, which is the biggest margin this round. It was a very good performance for Rodrique Benson who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 13 points and 16 rebounds. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Dongbu Promy moved-up to fourth place. LG Sakers lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with 25 games lost. Dongbu Promy's next round opponent will be KCC Egis (#9) in Jeonju where they are favorite. LG Sakers will play at home against Goyang Orions and hope to win that game.

Samsung Th. - KCC Egis 85-95

Leading Samsung Thunders (30-15) recorded its fifteenth loss in Seoul. Hosts were defeated by ninth ranked KCC Egis (15-30) 95-85. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Samsung Thunders. It looked good early as Samsung Thunders took a 1-point small lead at the end of first quarter. But then KCC Egis had a 26-16 second period charge getting the lead and Samsung Thunders were not able to take back game control losing it eventually 85-95. KCC Egis made 18-of-19 charity shots (94.7 percent) during the game. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists. The winners were led by American forward Andre Emmett (196-82, college: Texas Tech) who scored that evening 33 points (!!!), 5 rebounds and 4 assists and forward Kyo-Chang Song (200-96) supported him with 13 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists. Four KCC Egis players scored in double figures. Even a double-double of 34 points (!!!) and 11 rebounds by the former international forward Ricardo Ratliffe (203-89, college: Missouri) did not help to save the game for Samsung Thunders. American swingman Michael Craig (196-91, college: S.Mississippi) added 12 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists for lost side. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. KCC Egis maintains ninth position with 15-30 record. Samsung Thunders at the other side still keep top place with 15 games lost. They share the position with Anyang KGC. KCC Egis will play against higher ranked Dongbu Promy (#4) in Wonju in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Samsung Thunders will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
KCC Egis: A.Emmett 33+5reb+4ast, H.Lee 17+2reb+9ast, K.Song 13+11reb+5ast, C.Song 12, S.Choi 10+3reb+1ast, I.Clark 8+10reb+3ast
Samsung Th.: R.Ratliffe 34+11reb, M.Craig 12+7reb+7ast, K.Bum 11+1reb+3ast, G.Stevenson 6+4reb+3ast, J.Kim 6+2reb+1ast, K.Ngi 5+4reb
gschID: 510097


Dongbu Promy - LG Sakers 88-75

Fifth ranked Dongbu Promy (24-21) beat at home 7th ranked LG Sakers (19-25) by 13 points 88-75, which is the biggest margin this round. After very bad start, LG Sakers stormed back in the second period cutting the deficit to 3 points 49-46. But it was not enough and Dongbu Promy took back the control in second half. It was a very good performance for American power forward Rodrique Benson (207-84, college: California) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 13 points and 16 rebounds. The other American import forward Wendell McKines (198-88, college: N.Mexico St.) contributed with 18 points and 6 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. Four Dongbu Promy players scored in double figures. Central African-American power forward James Mays (206-86, college: Clemson) replied with 26 points and 6 rebounds and American swingman Mario Little (198-87, college: Kansas) added 14 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists in the effort for LG Sakers. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Dongbu Promy moved-up to fourth place. LG Sakers lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with 25 games lost. Dongbu Promy's next round opponent will be KCC Egis (#9) in Jeonju where they are favorite. LG Sakers will play at home against Goyang Orions and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Dongbu Promy: W.McKines 18+6reb+2ast, J.Kim 15+3reb+4ast, H.Yoon 14+3reb+5ast, Y.Douk 13+1ast, R.Benson 13+16reb+1ast, U.Heo 7+3reb+4ast
LG Sakers: J.Mays 26+6reb+1ast, M.Little 14+5reb+8ast, R.Park 10+2reb+2ast, S.Kim 6+3reb+3ast, S.Choi 5+3reb, C.Young Jung 5+3reb+1ast
gschID: 510094


Sonic Boom KT - Anyang KGC 69-66

There was a change at the KBL leadership position after last games. Round 40 most important game was a defeat of league's leader Anyang KGC (30-15). They were edged by tenth ranked Sonic Boom KT (14-30) 69-66 on Sunday night. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Sonic Boom KT outrebounded Anyang KGC 44-32 including 18 on the offensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of American power forward Leon Williams (203-86, college: Ohio) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 22 points and 18 rebounds and international point guard Jae-Do Lee (180-91) who added 10 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists during the contest. At the losing side American center David Simon (208-82, college: IPFW) responded with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 13 rebounds and the former international center Sek-Eun Oh (200-87) scored 18 points and 9 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Sonic Boom KT maintains tenth position with 14-30 record. Anyang KGC at the other side still keeps top place with 15 games lost. They were joined at the leadership position by Samsung Th. who have the same record. Anyang KGC will have a break next week, which should allow them to rest and make it back to the top of the standings. Sonic Boom KT will try to continue on its current victory against sixth ranked ET Land Elephants in Inchon.
Top scorers:
Sonic Boom KT: L.Williams 22+18reb+1ast, Y.Kim 13+3reb+7ast, J.Kim 11+1reb+3ast, J.Lee 10+6reb+7ast, H.Kim 6+4reb, L.Jackson 6+8reb
Anyang KGC: D.Simon 18+13reb+2ast, S.Oh 18+9reb+3ast, J.Lee 10+1reb+2ast, H.Yang 10+5reb+2ast, K.Sykes 8+2reb+3ast, J.Park 2+1ast
gschID: 510096


Samsung Th. - Mobis Phoebus 82-76

The game between Top Four teams took place in Seoul. First ranked host Samsung Thunders (30-15) defeated 4th ranked Mobis Phoebus (23-21) 82-76. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Mobis Phoebus. Mobis Phoebus were tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Samsung Thunders dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Mobis Phoebus' 42. Samsung Thunders looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. The former international forward Ricardo Ratliffe (203-89, college: Missouri) fired a double-double by scoring 28 points, 17 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. The former international forward Gregory Stevenson (197-78, college: Richmond) chipped in 21 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Samsung Thunders' coach Hoon-Keun Park used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. International center Jong-Hyun Lee (206-94) produced a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds and the former international guard Dong-Geun Yang (181-81) added 18 points respectively for lost side. Samsung Thunders have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 30-15 record, which they share with Anyang KGC. Loser Mobis Phoebus dropped to the fifth place with 21 games lost. Samsung Thunders will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Mobis Phoebus will play against SK Knights (#8) in Seoul and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Samsung Th.: R.Ratliffe 28+17reb+5ast, G.Stevenson 21+6reb+5ast, M.Craig 11+1reb+5ast, J.Kim 9+2reb, D.Lim 8+2reb+1ast, K.Ngi 3+2reb+1ast
Mobis Phoebus: D.Yang 18+2reb+1ast, J.Lee 14+10reb+3ast, H.Kim 12+1reb, J.Ham 11+4reb+5ast, N.Miller 9+5reb+1ast, S.Kim 8+1ast
gschID: 510095


  




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