Professional basketball team Suwon KT swept Goyang Sono to earn its first back-to-back wins of the season. KT defeated the Sono 101-65 in a home game of the 2023-2024 regular season at KT Arena in Suwon on Saturday .KT, which defeated Changwon LG in its opening game on March 21 but lost three straight games afterward, snapped its losing streak by sacrificing Seoul Sam Sung on March 4. Notably, KT, whose last two victories were away from home, also enjoyed its first home win this season.
With three wins out of three, KT moved into a tie for fifth place with Anyang Chungkwanjang and Seoul SK.KT jumped out to a 30-15, double-digit lead in the first quarter behind a nine-point, five-rebound, four-assist all-around performance from Paris Bass and three 3-pointers from Han Hee-won .SONO struggled in the first quarter, shooting just 2 of 15 from three-point range and shooting just 27% overall. In the second quarter, Sono tightened up its defense and cut the deficit to 27-36 after Lee Jung-hyun scored back-to-back points with a three-pointer and a steal with just over six minutes left, but could not get any closer, and the half ended with KT leading 51-38.
Bass had already recorded a double-double (14 points, 10 rebounds) in the first half. SONO was unable to find easy offensive lanes in the middle of the third quarter, even though Jeon Sung-hyun hit his first three-pointer and Choi Hyun-min contributed a three-pointer. KT, which gradually pulled away with evenly matched performances from its players, scored on its final two possessions of the third quarter on back-to-back dunks by Ha Yoon-ki and a basket to go up 72-49.At 83-54 with 7:28 left in the fourth quarter, KT rested Ha Yoon-ki and Bass, and Sono effectively admitted defeat by pulling Lee Jung-hyun and Jeon Sung-hyun when the score was 63-94 with 2:58 left.
Bass had a near triple-double with 21 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists, while Ha Yoon-ki chipped in with 21 points and six rebounds. Han Hee-won added 12 points and Moon Jung-hyun chipped in with 10 points and eight rebounds. KT totaled 49 rebounds on the night, significantly outrebounding SONO (22).For SONO, Lee Jung-hyun led the way with 21 points, including four 3-pointers, followed by Deyonte Davis with 10 points and 11 rebounds and Jeon Sung-hyun with 10 points. SONO made more three-pointers (12) than KT (10), 토토 but shot just 24% from the field to KT’s 53%.