‘Lee Seung-hyun who dominated 3Q’ KCC, SK 4 consecutive wins and 4 consecutive losses escaped
KCC escaped from 4 consecutive losses. Amid the rising trend of 7 wins and 1 loss in the 5th round, they caught SK, which had sunk KGC, the leader with 10 consecutive wins. In the third quarter, Lee Seung-hyun’s performance and captain Jeong Chang-young’s fighting spirit shone.
Jeonju KCC Egis won 73-68 in the 5th round of the 2022-2023 SKT A-Dot Professional Basketball regular league against Seoul SK Knights held at Jeonju Gymnasium on the 23rd.
KCC, which added a victory after a long time, became 18-24, pushing KT by half a game and returning to 6th place. SK, which stopped 4 consecutive wins, became 27-18. It was pushed out of the odds without a ride, giving 3rd place to Hyundai Mobis and falling to 4th place.
KCC led the victory with Laguna’s 22 points and 15 rebounds, Jung Chang-young’s 18 points and 6 rebounds, and Lee Seung-hyun’s 16 points and 5 assists.
For SK, Seonhyung Kim contributed 20 points and 8 assists, Jamil Warney scored 14 points and 8 rebounds, and Bukyung Choi scored 12 points.
SK coach Jeon Hee-cheol emphasized the atmosphere of the early game. He pointed out that even after overcoming difficult situations and achieving good results, there were many cases where the atmosphere was disturbed from the beginning and difficult matches were played when meeting opponents in an advantageous position.
He emphasized that although SK recorded 3 wins and 1 loss this season against KCC, there were many games where the first quarter ended in a difficult turnaround after a difficult start.
The match did not go as coach Jeon Heechul intended. KCC started the game 8-0 by tying Laguna’s five consecutive points and domestic players’ points. This score was maintained until the middle of the first quarter.
However, things did not go according to KCC’s intention. KCC coach Jeon Chang-jin emphasized ‘Seon-hyung Kim’ before the game and said, “Even if a 3-point shot is hit, I will not give 2 points with a high probability”, but SK rather scored within the 3-point line.
SK chased quickly, and the first quarter ended in a tie. And in the second quarter, KCC’s one-sided defense continued.
Choi Bu-kyung and Heo Il-young continued to give points. Kim Seon-hyung and Choi Seong-won’s passes consistently led to goals. KCC, which at one point was pulled by 10 points, finished the first half with 29-37.
After a difficult second quarter, KCC launched a counterattack in the second half. Lee Seung-hyun scored 6 points in a row at the start of the 3rd quarter, and Park Gyeong-sang 3-point shot turned the game around in an instant. Kim Seon-hyung gave up the first run of the quarter, but La Gun-ah hit a 3-point shot. Lee Seung-hyun calmly made a free throw, and KCC maintained the lead.
SK’s Yatoo missed the rim, and KCC, where Lee Seung-hyun dominated the quarter, made a difference with La Gun-ah adding to the score. Lee Seung-hyun scored 12 points (3 assists) in the 3rd quarter alone, and KCC turned their 8-point inferiority into a 7-point advantage in the 4th quarter.
KCC, which was trying to break the losing streak, and SK, which was trying to continue the winning streak, fought fiercely until the final 4th quarter.
In SK, Kim Seon-hyung’s power continued, but other players did not score. In KCC, where Jung Chang-young fought hard to keep the score difference, La Gun-ah succeeded in a decisive 3-point shot and blocked Warney’s attack on the paint zone with a block. Park Gyeong-sang finished the fast attack and ran away with 64-55.
When SK chased after Oh Jae-hyun and Kim Seon-hyung’s 3-point shot, Jung Chang-young and La Gun-ah calmly scored and counterattacked. 30 seconds before the end, while maintaining a 5-point lead, Lee Keun-Hwi’s 3-point shot missed, but KCC grabbed the rebound, and Jung Chang-Young scored with a sharp breakthrough, ending the difficult game with victory. 토토사이트