Professional basketball team Busan KCC celebrated Ragan-ah’s milestone as the all-time leading foreign player scorer with a victory at home.
KCC defeated Seoul SK 90-75 in their 2023-2024 regular season home game at Busan Sajik Gymnasium.
Riding a three-game winning streak, fifth-ranked KCC (16-12) cut the gap to a game and a half between them and fourth-ranked 온라인카지노 Changwon LG (19-12) and hoped to move into the top half of the standings.
On the other hand, second-place SK (22 points, 9 games), which was riding a 12-game winning streak, tasted its first loss in a month against Wonju DB (82-91) on December 12.
The gap with the leading DB (25-6) also widened back to three games.
KCC had the added bonus of Lagana becoming the all-time regular-season scorer among foreign players, passing Aaron Haynes (10,878 points) after 13 seasons in the KBL.
Lagana hit a mid-range jumper with 55 seconds left in the first quarter to push his career total to 10,880 points.
With his 29 total points on the day, Lagana (10,901 points) also closed the gap on the all-time leader in this category, Seo Jang-hoon (13,321 points).
He also added 15 rebounds to move into first place on the all-time rebounding list (6,348).
Lagana also won a decision against SK’s Jamil Warney, who is currently considered the best big man in professional basketball.
KCC head coach Jeon Chang-jin substituted Lagana for Alize DeShawn Johnson to counter Warney’s strength and height, so naturally, the matchup between Warney and Lagana played out throughout the game.
Warney exploded in the third quarter as Lagana scored 12 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in the first half to lead SK to a 48-36 lead.
Warney led the charge, scoring 19 of SK’s 21 points in the third quarter.
For the most part, he had the physical advantage against Lagana, going one-on-one.
But in the fourth quarter, Lagana had the last laugh.
Lagunar scored eight points in the first five minutes of the fourth quarter to push the lead back to double digits, and with just over four minutes left in the game, he scored under the basket and drew a foul on his opponent to end SK’s chances of catching up.
Heo Woong supported Ragan-ah from the perimeter with 22 points.
Choi Jun-yong (15 points) and Lee Ho-hyun (12 points) also chipped in.
For SK, Warney struggled with 35 points and 10 rebounds.
Ahn Young-joon also had 16 points and eight rebounds, but he had to make up for the loss of star Kim Sun-hyung, who went down with an ankle injury.