Goyang Sono, a professional basketball team, suffered a bitter loss in its first game since its founding. Seoul Samsung and Wonju DB, who defeated Sono, both reported their first wins in the cup competition.
Sono lost 90-100 to Samsung after a close overtime match in the 2023 MG Saemaeul Geumgo KBL Cup Group C match held at Wolmyeong Gymnasium in Gunsan, Jeollabuk-do on the 10th.
Sono, which was founded last month as the predecessor of Goyang Day One, had its first official match since its founding, but postponed its first win to a later date.
On the other hand, Samsung recorded its first win in the tournament after losing to SK in Seoul, recording 1 win and 1 loss. Depending on the results of SK (1 win) and Sono (1 loss) held on the 12th, the winner of the group and advance to the semifinals will be determined.
If the three teams are tied at 1 win and 1 loss, goal difference must also be considered. Previously, SK defeated Samsung 91-87.
It was Sono who took the lead. Led by Jarrod Jones, who scored 10 points in the first quarter alone, and Lee Jung-hyun, who added 7 points with a 100% field goal success rate, they took a comfortable lead of 27-16.
However, Samsung’s counterattack began in the second quarter. The players scored evenly, including Lee Jeong-hyun with 7 points, Choi Seung-wook with 6 points, and Ishmael Lane with 5 points, igniting the chase. Sono threw 12 3-point shots, but only succeeded in 3. The gap that widened to 11 points in the first quarter narrowed to 3 points in the second quarter.스포츠토토
Sparks flew in the second half as well. At the beginning of the fourth quarter, Sono seemed to be taking the lead with five consecutive points from Ho-bin Han, but Samsung also did not back down and launched a counterattack. Lee Jung-hyun’s 3-pointer with 22 seconds left in the fourth quarter tied the score at 86-86, and the two teams eventually entered overtime.
Samsung’s concentration was higher in overtime. Lee Won-seok’s come-from-behind 2-pointer and Lee Jung-hyun’s outside shot widened the gap to 93-88. Lee Jeong-hyeon once again poured cold water on Sono’s counterattack with a 3-point shot, and Lee Won-seok hit a 2-point shot with 51 seconds left to reach the 100-point mark.
Sono, pushed to the brink, had four consecutive 3-point shots by Kim Ji-hoo, Han Ho-bin, Kim Ji-hoo, and Kim Kang-seon in the last 46 seconds, but all came to nothing. In the end, the game ended with Samsung winning 100-90, by 10 points.
For Samsung, Lee Jeong-hyun played well with 30 points, including six 3-pointers, and 9 assists and 6 rebounds. Lee Won-seok also recorded a double-double with 18 points and 12 rebounds, and Kofi Coburn also recorded a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds. For Sono, Lee Jeong-hyun had 29 points and 6 assists
. , Jones also did his best with 26 points and 10 rebounds, but was unable to concentrate at the end and missed out on his first win.
In the subsequent Group A match, DB defeated Sangmu 96-84 and reported its first win. DB never lost the lead throughout the game and won comfortably.
DB took the lead with Kim Jong-gyu and Kang Sang-jae, who combined for 18 points in the first quarter alone. Afterwards, DB maintained its lead by repeatedly breaking Sangmu’s will to pursue. In the end, the first game of the tournament was won by 12 points.
On this day, DB had a large lead in rebounds, 51-32. Sangmu tried to ignite the chase by throwing as many as 42 3-point shots, but had to be satisfied with only 11 successes.
For DB, Sangjae Kang recorded 20 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 assists, while Jonggyu Kim also recorded 17 points and 6 rebounds, and Seon Albano recorded 17 points and 4 rebounds. Didrin Lawson achieved a double-double with 12 points, 11 rebounds, and 5 assists, and Garrison Brooks (12 points, 7 rebounds) and Park In-woong (10 points) also contributed with double-digit scores.
For Sangmu, Han Seung-hee played hard with 14 points, 9 rebounds, and 4 assists, and Lee Yong-woo (14 points) and Park Jung-hyun (13 points, 7 rebounds) also contributed, but could not overcome the DB wall. Sangmu, who had previously bowed to Suwon KT, was eliminated from the group stage after losing all two games.