Korea wins both events at Pacific-Asia curling contest
The Korean women’s national curling team, nicknamed “Team Kim,” defeated Japan 11-6 for their second straight Pacific-Asia Curling Championship title in Australia on Thursday.
Korea scored three points in the fifth end while losing 4-3 to Japan. Then, while leading 8-6, Korea scored another three points in the ninth end to defend their title. Throughout the tournament, Korea won all 12 of its games.
Later on in the day, the Korean men’s national curling team also won a gold medal by defeating China 9-8 in the final. This is the first time in 21 years that both the men and women’s team have won the Pacific-Asia Curling Championship.
While the men’s team was losing 5-0, the team scored four points in the sixth end and took the 7-6 lead for the first time in the game in the eighth end.
Though Korea lost their lead in the ninth end, an additional two points in the tenth end was enough to win the game.
Oh Se-keun named MVP for first round of KBL season
Oh Se-keun of Anyang KGC was named MVP during the first round of the 2017-18 KBL season on Thursday.
In nine games during the first round, Oh had a dominant record, averaging 20.4 points with ten rebounds per game.
During KGC’s game against the Incheon ET-Land Elephants on Oct. 15, Oh scored 28 points with 20 rebounds, becoming the second domestic player in the KBL to achieve 20 points and 20 rebounds in a game. Also, during the game against Busan KT Sonicboom on Nov. 2, Oh achieved his second triple-double.
By being named the MVP for the first round, Oh will receive a trophy and prize money of 2 million won ($1,790) prior to KGC’s game against Jeonju KCC Egis at Anyang Gymnasium today.
During the 2016-17 season, Oh led the KGC to both regular season and championship victories and was named MVP for the regular season, playoffs and the All-star game.
By Kang Yoo-rim
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