Professional basketball team DB of Wonju continued its winning streak with a fearsome backcourt performance.
DB defeated Goyang Sono 99-91 at Goyang Gymnasium in Gyeonggi Province on Monday, thanks to three three-pointers in the final minute of the fourth quarter in the visiting team’s 2023-2024 regular season game.
Riding a five-game winning streak, DB consolidated sole possession of first place in the standings by sweeping to 12 wins with only one loss this season.
Kang Sang-jae scored 17 points, including a game-winning three-pointer in the fourth quarter.
SONO pushed DB hard from the start of the game. In the first half alone, they hit nine long-range shots, including three three-pointers from Kim Kang-sun, to take a 51-42 lead.
DB committed nine turnovers in the first and second quarters to fall behind.
But DB fought back, holding Sono scoreless for the first two minutes of the third quarter to pull within 50-51.
After a Kim Young-hyun three-pointer made it 53-52 with 7:30 left in the third quarter, DB allowed the lead to slip away, but entered the final quarter with a 73-72 advantage.
The back-and-forth game changed in DB’s favor with three minutes left in the game.
DB’s Park In-woong nailed a three-pointer with 2:59 left, and on the ensuing possession, Kang Sang-jae hit another three-pointer to make the score 92-87.
Kang Sang-jae hit another three-pointer with 1:09 left to make it 95-87 and seal the win.
Anyang’s Chung Kwan-jang was on fire again against Busan KCC.
Anyang defeated KCC 84-74 in a home game at Anyang Gymnasium, led by Jung Hyo-geun’s (22 points) high-sensitivity three-point shooting.
Jung Hyo-geun made five of his six three-point attempts in the victory.
The defending champions extended their regular-season winning streak against KCC to five games, dating back to last season, including wins in both meetings this season.
The team also maintained its sole possession of second place in the standings (8-4) and maintained a 3.5-game lead over first-place DB.
Kwanjang led 47-43 at halftime thanks to a devastating drive to the basket by Lens Abando (17 points) and a scoring spurt by Jung Hyo-geun. All players contributed to the rebounding effort, leading to a 23-16 halftime rebounding advantage.
KCC cut the deficit to 53-59 on two three-pointers by Heo Woong with just over three minutes left in the third quarter, and two free throws by Chung Chang-young closed the gap to 55-59 with 2:13 left.
With 22 seconds left in the third quarter, Lagunia’s offensive rebound followed by a layup made it 61-63 heading into the fourth quarter.
KCC pulled within one, 69-68, with just over six minutes left in the fourth quarter when Heung (23 points) hit two consecutive three-pointers.
However, KCC regained the lead with a basket from Darryl Monroe (17 points) and sealed the victory with a three-pointer from Jung Hyo-geun that hit the rim for a 78-71 lead with 3:47 left in the game.
KCC tried to make a comeback, but committed turnovers on offense and missed a series of easy baskets and lost the momentum to catch up.
Changwon LG won its fourth straight home game with a 77-62 victory over Daegu Korea Gas Corporation at Changwon Gymnasium.
LG, which improved to 7-4, also extended its winning streak to eight games against KOGAS.
Asem Marei led the offense with 23 points and 21 rebounds, while Yang Hong-seok added 12 points and five rebounds.
The two teams were tied at 39-39 at the end of the first quarter.
However, LG held KOGAS to 12 points in the third quarter and 11 points in the fourth quarter to pull away for the win.
KOGAS lost its eighth straight game and remained in last place (1-10). 슬롯게이밍