‘Third straight win in three seasons,’ Sono says it’s been a rollercoaster season

Sono suffers its third straight loss of the season.

The Goyang Sono lost 76-84 to Daegu KOGAS in a regular season game of the 2023-2024 Korean Basketball Association at the Goyang Sono Arena on Tuesday.

The loss was the third straight for the Sono, 안전카지노사이트 who fell to 8-11 on the season and remain in seventh place. After a four-game winning streak in the middle and late stages of the second round, SONO’s momentum was halted by three straight losses.

It was a disappointing loss for Sono, as a win would have put him in a tie for fifth place with Ulsan’s Hyundai Mobis.

This is Sono’s third straight loss this season. They lost three in a row (DB-SK-Samsung) at the start of the first round, and three in a row (KCC-DB-LG) at the start of the second round, missing the chance to move up to the mid-table.

First and foremost, Sono has Lee Jung-hyun (186 cm, G) and Jeon Seong-hyun (188 cm, F), but they lack the resources to support them. The team replaced the foreigner with KBL veteran Chinanu Onuaku (206 cm, C) and acquired Cho Eun-hoo (188 cm, G) through a trade with Anyang’s Jung Kwan-jang.

Coach Kim Seung-ki said in an interview before the game, “We are not a strong team. We are a team categorized as a bottom team. It’s not easy to win four games in a row and stay close to the sixth place because of the composition of (our team). If we can afford it, we can afford it, but if we have good players like Jung Kwan-jang, we can afford it. This team has won four in a row, so it’s not easy. Four wins in a row is great. The players think they’re on top because they’ve won four in a row,” he said of the team’s current form.

In the game, SONO led 41-36 at the end of the second quarter as Lee Jung-hyun and Han Ho-bin (180 cm, G) opened up the game from the front, but struggled from the perimeter as Jeon Sung-hyun was held to just three points. In addition, the team was outrebounded 11-16, and big men like Chinanu Onuaku were unable to establish themselves in the post.

Head coach Kim Seung-ki tried to play a sixth man, including Min Ki-nam (174 cm, G), Ham Jun-hoo (196 cm, F) and Deyonte Davis (211 cm, C), but it wasn’t enough. They relied heavily on their starters as the bench outscored KOGAS 30-47.

SONO was caught off guard when Lee Jung-hyun left the game early in the fourth quarter with a right shoulder injury and ended the first game of the third round with three straight losses.

Coach Kim Seung-ki said, “If (Lee) Jung-hyun can’t be blocked and (Jeon) Sung-hyun can’t be blocked, it’s over. If they don’t, we lose. We need to fill in. We need players who can play basketball, who can’t play basketball, who can play as a backup, who can play normally. We need players who can go out and do their part. We’re stuck. It’s frustrating. You have to make do with what you’ve got,” he told reporters about the team’s current struggles.

With injuries to the main players and inconsistency in the sixth man, it was time for Sono to turn things around in the third round.

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