LG defeats Korea Gas Corporation and wins after three consecutive losses
SK coach Jeon Hee-cheol achieved at least 100 game wins
Professional basketball team Seoul SK ended its long losing streak and presented coach Jeon Hee-cheol with at least 100 wins.
SK defeated Anyang CheongKwanJang 84-72, led by Jamil Warney (22 points, 9 rebounds) and Heo Il-Young (17 points), in the 2023-2024 CheongKwanJang Professional Basketball Regular League held at Jamsil Student Gymnasium in Seoul on the 10th.
Oh Jae-hyeon scored 16 points and Oh Se-geun also scored 13 points, contributing to the victory.
SK’s coach Jeon Hee-cheol, who achieved victory after five consecutive losses, achieved his 100th win in 147 games, breaking the previous record of minimum games played by coaches Shin Seon-woo and Kang Dong-hee (151 games).
SK, which lost to Cheong Kwan-Jang in last season’s championship match and handed over the championship trophy, won all five games in this season’s match.
Cheong Kwan Jang was unable to escape from the slump of 5 consecutive losses and 13 consecutive away losses.
The two teams, who urgently needed to escape their losing streak, fought fiercely from the first half.
For SK, Warney and Heo Il-young led the scoring, and Jeong Gwan-jang countered with eight 3-point shots in the first half alone.
SK, which showed an advantage under the goal, ended the second quarter with a 49-45 lead, and in the third quarter, they tied Cheong Kwan-Jang’s score to 10 points with a pressure defense and widened the score gap.
SK entered the fourth quarter with a 69-55 lead, and Heo Il-young, Warney, and Oh Jae-hyeon scored consecutive points to pull away at 82-65 with 5 minutes and 50 seconds left.
Jeong Kwan Jang struggled with Jamil Wilson’s 23 points, but committed 21 turnovers and was unable to find a clue to the chase.
LG’s Justin Gutang
Changwon LG beat Daegu Korea Gas Corporation and won 87-80 in an away game held at Daegu Gymnasium.
LG, which had recently suffered two consecutive losses to Korea Gas Corporation, took the lead in the season match with 3 wins and 2 losses, breaking the three-game losing streak and winning.
Josh Ibarra led the team to victory with 16 points, and Kwanhee Lee and Justin Gutang scored 14 points each.
LG took the lead at 50-35 in the first half, with eight players, including Josh Ibarra, taking turns scoring.
Korea Gas Corporation, which was in pursuit, threatened LG by trailing by 5 points, 80-85, with Kim Nak-hyeon’s two 3-point shots at the end of the fourth quarter.
LG, who went on the attack with 29 seconds left, scored 2 points with a reverse layup by Gutang, defeating Korea Gas Corporation’s persistent pursuit. 19가이드03