There are more games that I want to praise” (SK coach Jeon Hee-cheol)
“I couldn’t solve it well in terms of offense” (KCC coach Jeon Chang-jin)
Seoul SK played in the 2022-2023 SKT A-Dot professional basketball regular league held at Gunsan Wolmyeong Gymnasium on the 6th, Jeonju KCC defeated 78-70. He ran a four-game winning streak. With a record of 17 wins and 12 losses, he ranked third alone. There is no game difference with second place Changwon LG (16-11).
With KCC’s early momentum, it was pushed to 4-12. However, Choi Jun-yong (200cm, F) came out as a game changer. They formed a counterattack flow with fast attack development, finishing, and kick-out passes. And Jamil Warney (199cm, C) showed off the aspect of a scoring machine.
However, SK finished the first quarter with 18-24. Even at the beginning of the 2nd quarter, it was pushed back by KCC’s momentum. After 1 minute and 22 seconds from the start of the 2nd quarter, it was pushed back to a double-digit score difference (18-28). However, Choi Jun-yong created an atmosphere of reversal, and SK finished the first half with a small lead over KCC.
Kim Seon-hyung (187cm, G) opened the third quarter with a 3-point shot. The double clutch followed by a quick attack, which is a long-term skill, drew admiration from the fans who gathered at the Gunsan Wolmyeong Gymnasium. 8 points and 2 assists in the 3rd quarter alone. It contributed to SK’s 6-point advantage (62-56).
Choi Jun-yong hit two 3-pointers in a row after the start of the 4th quarter. However, SK’s offense has stagnated somewhat. The reason why SK coach Jeon Heechul wrote the first time-out in the second half 5 minutes and 30 seconds before the end of the game. SK found some composure after calling for a timeout. He didn’t give up until the very end.
SK coach Jeon Hee-chul said after the match, “It was a fondant match, so I couldn’t practice the big lineup much. During training, I only pointed out the points. However, the players blocked KCC’s 2v2 well. Mismatch derived from Laguna was also prevented. That was a success,” he said.
He continued, “It could have been difficult because Warney’s attack didn’t work well, but domestic players helped me well. Also, the players are doing well. There are games that I want to praise,” he added.
Meanwhile, KCC has 1 win and 2 losses in 3 games held in 2023. The 2022-2023 season Gunsan match also failed. With a record of 14 wins and 15 losses, he tied for 5th with Goyang Carrot.
Heo Woong (185cm, G) led the early attack. He made a solo fast break, 3-point shot, and even a dribble jumper. Outside resources such as Park Gyeong-sang (180cm, G) and Jeong Chang-young (193cm, G) also helped Heo Woong. Laguna (199cm, C) also showed off her unwavering dominance.
Chung Chang-young scored 3 points in the last attack of the 1st quarter, and Lee Geun-hui (187cm, G) scored 3 points in the first attack of the 2nd quarter. However, Ronde Hollis Jefferson (197cm, F) committed 3 fouls in 4 minutes and 57 seconds, and the field goal of domestic players turned away from the rim.
Nevertheless, KCC started the third quarter with a score of 46-43. La Gun-ah was excited with a 3-point shot, and Heo Woong and Lee Seung-hyun 토토 (197cm, F) fulfilled their role as a one-two punch. However, Jefferson received a technical foul in the process of protesting 39.7 seconds before the end of the third quarter. KCC coach Jeon Chang-jin received a bench technical foul for protesting the decision. KCC’s atmosphere in the second half of the third quarter was not very good.
Park Gyeong-sang (180cm, G) announced a counterattack with 3 points. Laguna exerted herself in the paint zone. KCC threatened SK with 63-68 5 minutes and 30 seconds before the end of the game. However, the last strength was lacking. failed to rebound I lost in the last game of Gunsan in the 2022-2023 season.
After the game, KCC coach Jeon Chang-jin said, “We couldn’t solve it well on the offensive side. Individual plays that were not promised came out a lot in important situations. He also felt that the sixth man was lacking.”
After that, “Kim Ji-wan had a recurrence of calf pain. I was sick and then I was fine… I think I’ll have to watch until the All-Star break.”