LG defeated Carrot after a close battle and rose to third place alone.
Changwon LG won 79-73 against Goyang Carrot in the 2022-2023 SKT Adot Pro Basketball regular season held at Changwon Gymnasium on the 18th. With the win, he moved up to 3rd place.
From the first quarter, LG gained an advantage in the height battle. He recorded 14 rebounds in the first quarter alone. (7 carrots) In the paint zone, they scored more points than their opponents and went ahead. In addition, through strong pressure defense, the opponent’s key players were defended. With Kim Jun-il’s buzzer beater at the end of the quarter, the score was 26-19.
The problem was early in the second quarter. Failed to score consecutively. The first goal came in 3 minutes and 43 seconds from the start of the quarter. In the meantime, the opponent allowed 10 points. And at the end of the quarter, Jeon Seong-hyeon allowed 11 points, and the score was 42-47.
LG reorganized the defense in the 3rd quarter. The defense that was good in the first quarter continued into the third quarter. As a result, they conceded only 11 points to their opponents. In the attack, he used his height to attack the opponent’s paint zone. So LG set the mood again. However, at the end of the quarter, the opponent allowed 6 points in a row and finished the third quarter with a score of 58-58.
And LG put a strong defense in the 4th quarter. In addition, Kim Jun-il and Lee Kwan-hee scored whenever it was important and won the game.
LG coach Cho Sang-hyun, whom we met after the game, said, “It was rather burdensome because there was only one foreign player on the opposing team. I won because the players did well until the end. We won, but it is a game that leaves a lot of regret.”
He continued, “I have a lot of regrets about the players’ concentration, especially bottom-of-the-goal shots and free throws. We have an advantage in height, but we reacted sensitively to foul calls or shots under the goal. That part seems to have affected my concentration. We have to get it right again,” he added.
Meanwhile, Carrot gave the opponent an atmosphere from the first quarter. Ahn Jung-wook played an active role with 7 points, but the team’s aces Jeon Seong-hyun and Lee Jung-hyun struggled against the opponent’s defense with 3 points. As a result, the first quarter ended with a score of 19-26.
But Carrot quickly fought back. Jeon Seong-hyun, who only scored one point in the first quarter, scored 14 points. Thanks to Jeon Seong-hyun’s performance, Carrot took a lead 47-42.
Carrot failed to score consecutively in the third quarter. He struggled against the opponent’s modified defense. Jeon Seong-hyun, who scored 14 points in the second quarter, was scoreless. Carrot’s score in the third quarter was only 11 points. On the contrary, the opponent allowed 16 points and the game returned to the starting point.안전놀이터
This time, Carrot’s height caught his ankle. He conceded points at every important moment to Kim Jun-il and also dedicated rebounds. Jeon Seong-hyun and Ahn Jung-wook scored, but unfortunately lost the game.
Carrot coach Kim Seung-gi, whom we met after the game, said, “It must have been difficult for the players to play yesterday. They keep losing back-to-back matches. If you give me an excuse, yes. Jung Hyun didn’t do anything today either,” he said, commenting on the match.