Pro basketball SONO snaps losing streak with win over SK Lee Jung-hyun scores 25 points

Goyang Sono ended Seoul SK’s winning streak and snapped a two-game losing streak.Sono defeated SK 84-77 behind 25 points from Lee Jung-hyun and shrewd offensive coordination from Chinanu Onuaku (17 points, 14 rebounds, eight assists) in the 2023-2024 regular season at Goyang Gymnasium on Saturday.SONO shooter Jeon Sung-hyun, who has recovered from a back injury, also scored 18 points, including four 3-pointers, to help the team snap a three-game losing streak.After snapping a three-game losing streak, SONO improved to 5-8 and remained in seventh place. SK, which had its four-game winning streak halted, is tied for third (8-5).With SK’s Kim Sun-hyung (4 points) briefly leaving the court after picking up his fourth foul with 3:18 left in the third quarter, Sono took a 60-58 lead into the final quarter on 3-pointers by Kim Min-wook and Lee Jung-hyun.After racking up points on fast breaks and three-pointers, Sono pushed the lead to 68-58 on a three-pointer by Lee Jung-hyun with 8:07 left in the fourth quarter.SONO’s Onuaku threw cold water on SK’s pursuit with a rebound and a pass to the team’s fast break.

SK brought in Kim Sun-hyung, who was resting on the bench, but he fouled out with five fouls with 3:58 left in the game.With a six-point deficit, Sono held off an attack by SK’s Jamil Warney (22 points) with 1:42 left in regulation before Lee Jung-hyun’s two free throws made it 80-72.Wonju DB snapped a three-season losing streak against Anyang Jungkwanjang after 12 games.DB got a solid performance from seven players in double figures, including Dedrick Lawson (15 points), Lee Sun Albano (11 points), Kim Jong-kyu (14 points), and Kang Sang-jae (10 points), in a 97-80 victory at Anyang Gymnasium.DB snapped an 11-game losing streak over three seasons against Kwanjang, including four straight losses in the 2021-2022 season, a six-game sweep in the 2022-2023 season, and a loss in the first meeting this season.After losing to KT on the 24th, Jeong Kwan-jang lost again and lost two straight games for the first time this season.DB, which has been particularly vulnerable against Jeong Kwan-jang, recorded its first win against its former club this season with the victory, extending its lead to 14-2.DB led 59-40 at halftime behind Albano’s dazzling dribble and a three-pointer from Kim Young-hyun (12 points).

Young-hyun Kim showed off his sensitive long-range shooting, hitting all four of his three-pointers in the first half.After not allowing the deficit to get closer than 10 points in the third quarter, DB didn’t slow down their offense in the fourth quarter.DB head coach Kim Joo-sung even called a timeout to reprimand his players when they were down by 14 points with just over five minutes left in the fourth quarter.With the score again at 90-75 with 2:12 left, Kim felt comfortable enough to bring Lawson, who had 15 points by then, to the bench.Seoul Samsung failed to protect a halftime lead and lost 83-88 to Suwon KT at the Suwon KT Arena, extending its ignominious record of 20 consecutive away games.Samsung led 44-35 at halftime and had hopes of ending the losing streak away from home, but a whopping 31 points in the third quarter turned the tables.Samsung even tied the game at 79-79 on two free throws by Kofi Coburn (26 points) with 3:21 left in the fourth quarter.However, KT regained the lead with free throws from Lee Doo-won and Han Hee-won, and sealed the game with a two-pointer from Choi Chang-jin to make it 87-81 with 1:17 left in regulation.KT was led by Heo Hoon and Paris Bass with 23 points apiece.KT moved into a tie for third 스포츠토토존 place with SK with an 8-5 record.

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