Professional basketball SK, escapes losing streak

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 won 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. 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 스포츠토토존 Korea Gas Corporation’s persistent pursuit.

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