KCC’s Laguna dominated KT’s goal and led the team to victory.
Jeonju KCC won 89-77 in a home game against Suwon KT in the 2022-2023 SKT A-Dot Professional Basketball regular league at Jeonju Gymnasium on the 20th. KCC tied for 7th place with Seoul Samsung with 11 wins and 13 losses. KT could not get out of the bottom with 7 wins and 15 losses.
From the beginning of the game, Laguna dominated the court. Laguna showed off her dignity by taking advantage of strength under the goal against KT’s new foreign player Lester Prosper and hitting a 3-point shot. Laguna, who scored 16 points in the first quarter, gave KCC a 24-15 lead.
KCC struggled in the second quarter. They allowed Prosper and Lee Doo-won to score under the goal one after another and reversed the score 31-32. With the 6-point gap (31-37), Lee Geun-hwi, who came in as a substitute, broke the atmosphere with a 3-point shot. Then, Jefferson broke through KT’s defense and succeeded in dunking, and Kim Ji-wan and Jung Chang-young also added their strength and ended the first half by turning the tide again, 40-37. 메이저놀이터
KCC widened the gap in the third quarter. At the beginning of the quarter, it was reversed by KT’s consecutive goals, but Heo Ung’s free throw and Lee Seung-hyun’s consecutive jumper succeeded in reversing the score to 48-46. Then, Laguna fired up the score again and firmly took the initiative. Laguna scored consecutively under the goal against Anoshike, and grabbed 6 defensive rebounds, stealing KT’s attack opportunity. Laguna completed a double-double (30 points and 13 rebounds) by recording 12 points and 9 rebounds in the third quarter.
KCC pushed KT further in the 4th quarter. KCC, which started with Heo Ung’s jumper, quickly made a double-digit score (71-58) with Jefferson’s breakthrough and Kim Ji-wan’s 3-point shot. Heo Woong made a 3-point shot 6 minutes and 17 seconds before the end of the game, and Kim Ji-wan made a 3-point shot 4 minutes and 27 seconds before the end of the game, predicting victory early on. After that, both teams dropped all their key players and finished the game.
In KCC, Lagunah (30 points, 13 rebounds, 4 assists) played a big role, Heo Woong (14 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists), and Kim Ji-wan (11 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists) also contributed.
KT was in a hurry to rely only on Prosper’s (31 points, 4 rebounds) personal attack. In the fourth quarter, Prosper’s stamina dropped sharply and the offense became stagnant and lost power.