2011-12 KBL Quarterfinals
KCC Egis – Mobis Phoebus 65-91 (0-1)
Sonic Boom KT – ET Land 79-81 OT (0-1)
Game 2 on Friday-Saturday.
Figures in parentheses denote score in best-of-five QF series.
SEOUL, Korea (KBL): Former champions Mobis Phoebus and Incheon ET Land Elephants won against opponents who had finished with a higher ranking in the 2011-12 KBL Regular Season, and in away games at that, to take a 1-0 lead in the 2011-12 KBL quarterfinals.
Mobis surprised defending champions KCC Egis not only by the result but also by the margin of victory to show glimpses of the form two years ago when they won the KBL title.
Yang Donggeun (left in the combo pic above) sank 6 three-pointers, in 9 attempts, for his 26 points to support American Terrence Leather’s 33 points and 14 rebounds.
Mobis committed half as many turnovers (6-12), outrebounded KCC (32-27), had ten more assists (23-13), twice as many steals (6-3), and more blocks (3-2) in a complete domination over KCC Egis.
Giant center Ha Seung-jin’s 19 points was the highest for KCC, where the absence of Tony Akins was a little conspicuous,
Lim Jae-Hyun had a dozen points.
Elephants dance Moonshine
Naturalized Korean Moon Taejong’s (right in the combo pic above) 34 points was the highlight of ET Land’s win in Overtime against Sonic Boom KT, after the teams had been tied at 70 at the end of Regulation time.
Herbert Hill was the only ET Land player to score in the double-digit, but the American’s 26 points along with 11 rebounds and 4 assists was good enough to support Moon’s efforts, and take the team to victory.
Charles Rhodes led Sonic Boom KT with 26 points, and pulled down 9 rebounds. Park Sang-oh had 16 points.
Photo courtesy: KBL.