October 04, 2023

Rhenz Abando, Dave Ildefonso quiet in KBL clash

Rhenz Abando, Dave Ildefonso quiet in KBL clash
Anyang KGC | Suwon KT Sonicboom

Anyang KGC relied on the strength of its import and former NBA player Omari Spellman to emerge victorious against Suwon KT Sonicboom, 76-68, in the Korean Basketball League.

Spellman, who once played for the Golden State Warriors, topscored Anyang on Saturday with 29 markers while also grabbing 9 boards.

The 6-foot-8 big man says once they found a defensive loophole in Suwon, they immediately capitalized on it.

“Just realizing they were switching, so we were going to a specific set to get the switch and get me to attack down low and it was working for us,” Spellman said after the game.

The former first round pick in the NBA was also itching to put out a big performance due to recent struggles, not just of his own but of the team, which snapped its three-game losing streak.

“After dropping three in a row, it was important that we got a win,” he added. “I wanted to come out, bring energy, and try to come out with a win.”

Spellman’s Filipino teammate, the high-flying Rhenz Abando, scored 8 points in 12 minutes.

Dave Ildefonso, on the other hand, played 18 minutes for Suwon. He tallied 3 points.

Anyang now has a 35-15 win-loss record to lead the league, while Suwon falls to 20-29.