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Korean Basketball League

Anyang KGC (30-22) at Ulsan Mobis Phoebus (34-18)

7 p.m. Friday, Dongchun Gymnasium, Ulsan, South Gyeongsang

Tied for first in the league, Ulsan Mobis Phoebus will play No.4 Anyang KGC today at their home in Ulsan.

Phoebus will look to their Korean native duo Yang Dong-geun and Ham Ji-hoon. Forward Ham currently leads the league stats for assists with average of 5.61 per game. Phoebus star guard Yang is closely behind, ranked third with average of 5.42 assists per game. Meanwhile for KGC, Mario Little is doing well beyond the arc, ranked second for three pointers with 2.31 average. KGC guard Lee Jung-hyun leads the league in steal with average of 1.61 per game.

Phoebus is 3:2 against the KGC this season. With two games remaining in the regular season, Phoebus hopes to continue its winning spree to defend its regular season title.


V-League men’s division

Suwon Kepco Vixtorm (13-18) at Cheonan Hyundai Capital Skywalkers (24-8)

2 p.m. Sunday, Ryu Gwan-sun Arena, Cheonan, South Chungcheong

No.1 Cheonan Hyundai Capital Skywalkers seems unstoppable as they grabbed third consecutive shut out win against Gumi KB Insurance Stars on Wednesday. The Skywalkers’ winning streak continues at 15 games.

With the current winning spree, the Skywalkers are likely to bring the momentum into their next game against No.5 Suwon Kepco Vixtorm on Sunday. Three points ahead of No.2 Ansan Ok Savings Bank Rush & Cash who lost their past three matches, the Skywalkers’ top spot seems stable.

Skywalkers are 4-1 against the Vixtrom this season. Team captain Moon Sung-min is currently ranked among the top 10 scorers at No. 8.
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