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KBL: RJ Abarrientos’ best season goes down as Ulsan loses to Suwon


Protect Ulsan RJ Abarrientos.  Photo from Ulsan Hyundai Mobis Phoebus

Protect Ulsan RJ Abarrientos. Photo from Ulsan Hyundai Mobis Phoebus

MANILA, Philippines – RJ Abarrientos clinched a season-high 29 points but to no avail as Ulsan Hyundai Mobis Phoebus succumbed to Suwon KT SonicBoom, 101-91, during the 2022-23 Korean Basketball League season on Tuesday in Suwon KT Arena.

Abarrientos got hot from the 3-point line, sinking 7/12 from deep with four assists, two steals and one rebound.

His teammate Gauge Prim also scored 29 points and won 13 rebounds but they were unable to save Ulsan from falling to a 15-10 record.

Suwon relied on Ha Yoon-gi’s 27-point effort to improve to a 10-15 card.

Lester Prosper also scored with 10 points as SonicBoom waited for the UAAP champion to arrive Dave Ildefonsowho have yet to make an official announcement.

Meanwhile, Rhenz Abando was on the bench but Anyang KGC still beat Goyang Carrot Jumpers, 84-82, at Anyang Gymnasium.

As the standout Letran was resting, Oh Se-keun and Park Ji-hoon led Anyang’s balanced attack with 17 points each to overcome their two skis and lift their record to 17-8 as the current top seed.

On Monday, Justin Gutang’s comeback was ruined when Changwon LG Sakers suffered a 101-85 defeat to Jeonju KCC Egis at Changwon Gymnasium.

Gutang had nine points, three assists, one rebound and one steal in his comeback after missing the past two games as the Sakers’ five-match winning streak came to an end and fell in 15-10 against Mobis Phoebus of Abarrientos in the final. second seed.

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