Anyang’s Kwanjang Jeong handed Wonju DB its first loss since the start of the season.
Led by Park Ji-hoon (15 points) and Darryl Monroe (22 points), Jeong Kwan-jang defeated DB 99-94 in the 2023-2024 Jeong Kwan-jang Pro Basketball regular season at Wonju Gymnasium on Tuesday.
Jung Kwan-jang extended its winning streak to three and moved into second place (5-3).
DB, on the other hand, suffered its first loss of the season after opening with a seven-game winning streak.
Kwanjang took the initiative by dominating the battle under the basket. At the end of the first half, Jung had 24 rebounds, while DB only had 14.
In particular, Lee Jong-hyun, who transferred from Busan KCC ahead of the season, scored nine points and grabbed six rebounds in the first and second quarters to give Kwanjang a 53-39 lead at the half.
Trailing by a point, DB fought back with 5:38 left in the third quarter when Kim Jong-kyu (19 points) made a cool dunk followed by a pair of free throws.
A steal by Lee Sun Albano (19 points) followed by a two-pointer brought the score to 53-63, 10 points.
DB ended the third quarter with a 67-77 lead thanks to Kim Jong-kyu and Alvano, but Park In-woong’s three-pointer made it 74-81 and the game turned into a close one.
With 2:11 left in the fourth quarter, two free throws by DB’s Kim Jong-gyu made the score 89-91, and another tip-in by Kim Jong-gyu on the ensuing possession balanced the score at 91-91.
Jeong Kwan-jang pushed the lead back to two points with a layup by Park Ji-hoon.
Calling timeout with 49.7 seconds left, DB went on its final offense.
Park In-woong’s three-pointer missed, but Dedrick Lawson’s three-pointer with 12 seconds left made it a one-point game, 94-95.
However, Jeong Kwan-jang nullified DB’s game-winning basket with a free throw by Park Ji-hoon to preserve the victory.
After losing three straight games in the opening round, LG went on a scary upswing, winning five straight.
LG got evenly matched scoring from all of its players, including 18 points from Yoo Yoo-sang and 15 points from Dante Cunninghang, in a 104-84 win over KCC at Changwon Gymnasium.
LG jumped out to a 20-point lead, 52-32, in the first half, thanks to six three-pointers from Yoo and Lee Jae-do. LG shot 57% from the field in the first half.
Not letting up in the second half, LG scored 35 points in the third quarter to seal the victory early.
KCC was led by Kim Dong-hyun with 17 points, but Ragan-ah had nine points and Heo Woong only three. 사설토토