The 2023-2024 CheongKwanJang professional basketball season has begun and the five-month regular league journey has begun.
Seoul SK, Suwon KT, and Ulsan Hyundai Mobis won in the opening day games on the 21st held at three venues in Anyang, Changwon, and Ulsan.
The official opening match was between SK and Anyang CheongKwanJang, who faced each other in the championship game last season. SK defeated ‘defending champion’ Anyang Cheong Kwan-Jang 89-74, led by the power of Jamil Warney, who scored 46 points, the highest individual score.
SK, who lost the championship title after a great match against Cheong Kwan-Jang in the last season’s championship game that went all the way to the 7th game, got revenge on this day and started the new season in a good mood.
‘The Lion King’ Oh Se-geun, who won his fourth championship in his career with the club at Cheongkwanjang last season, tasted victory in his first game against his former team. Oh Se-geun only played at Jeongkwanjang from 2011, when he made his professional debut, until last season.
At the championship ring presentation ceremony held before the game, a scene was created where Oh Se-geun wore the SK uniform and received the fourth championship ring he earned while playing for his home team.
Last season, Oh Se-geun and Moon Seong-gon (KT), who were main players, were all lost to other teams, key foreign player Omari Spellman was injured, and starting guard Byun Jun-hyung joined Sangmu. We had to be satisfied with the fact that we had an even match.
It was Warney’s strength that dominated the court in the first half. Thanks to Warney, who scored 20 points in the first half alone, SK took the game to their advantage.
Leon Williams was lucky enough to draw an unsportsmanlike foul from Bae Byung-jun 0.1 seconds before the buzzer sounded at the end of the second quarter.온라인카지노
Warney’s performance continued in the second half when SK was ahead 48-41. About 7 minutes after the end of the 4th quarter, when Cheong Kwan-Jang was tightening the reins of the pursuit, he scored 3 points from the front to widen the gap to 72-65.
SK Oh Se-geun scored 8 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists, while Kim Seon-hyung scored 7 points and provided 6 assists.
In the away game held at Changwon Gymnasium, KT defeated Changwon LG 71-66 thanks to the great performance of Ha Yoon-ki, who scored 20 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. KT coach Song Young-jin, who took charge for the first time this season, reported his first win in the regular league.
With a narrow lead of 68-66, 47.7 seconds before the end of the fourth quarter, KT Ha Yoon-ki received a pass from Jeong Seong-woo and scored two precious points under the goal.
LG tried to make up for it, but lost the opportunity to score due to a turnover, and KT’s Ha Yoon-ki scored one of two free throws 13.5 seconds before the end to seal the victory.
KT’s foreign player Paris Bass contributed to the victory by scoring 16 points and grabbing 9 rebounds.
LG Yang Hong-seok, who played his first game of the season against his former team, failed to meet the expectations of LG fans by scoring only 6 points and grabbing 5 rebounds.
Hyundai Mobis easily defeated Daegu Korea Gas Corporation 87-62 in the home game held at Ulsan Dongcheon Gymnasium.
Hyundai Mobis Kim Kuk-chan led the attack with 17 points, including four 3-pointers, while Kebe Aluma added 13 points and Seo Myung-jin added 12 points.