“Everyone did a good job” (Coach Kim Sang-sik, Cheong Kwan-jang)
“The first and fourth quarters were not good” (Coach Xu Qin-cheol, Fubon)
Anyang Cheong Kwan-jang played in the 2023-2024 EASL (East Asian Super League) Group A preliminary game held at Anyang Gymnasium on the 25th. They won 98-77 over the Taipei Fubon Braves. This is Cheong Gwan-jang, who started EASL on a good note.
Jeong Kwan-Jang led a quick attack from the first quarter. Bae Byung-Jun added outside support. Thanks to Bae Byeong-jun and Abando’s performances, Jeong Kwan-jang gained a 14-point advantage. The atmosphere at CheongKwanJang continued in the second quarter. The players scored evenly, and the first half ended with 60-40.
The difference in scores was large. However, Jeonggwanjang could not maintain the flow. This is because the opponent’s height could not be controlled. However, Monroe and Park Ji-hoon scored at every important moment. In particular, Park Ji-hoon kept the team going by making a decisive 3-point shot 4 minutes and 11 seconds before the end of the game. Cheong Gwan-jang maintained his concentration until the end and won the game.
Coach Kim Sang-sik, who won the game, said, “I was worried because there were a lot of changes in the team, just like at the beginning of the season. Although we lost our first game in the league, we prepared a lot today. The domestic players all worked hard, scoring goals and dealing with difficult tasks. So, I think there were good results,” he said, giving an overall review of the game.
This is Jeonggwanjang, which must run both EASL and the regular league. Regarding this, “The number of games in EASL is 6. However, if it is included in the 54 games, there are a total of 60 games. There isn’t much time to rest. “I think conditioning is also an important part,” he said, emphasizing the distribution of physical strength.
Many players played well, but Monroe’s performance was outstanding. He not only scored a goal himself, but also recorded 10 assists. Regarding this, “It was partly used that way. He has natural passing ability. So he tried to write more of that part. Maxwell also has good feeding abilities. He left a compliment, saying, “You both did a good job.”
Meanwhile, the Fubon Braves were dragged from the beginning of the game. This is because they were unable to control the opponent’s quick attack. He gave up 20 points in the first five minutes of the first quarter. Afterwards, they attempted to chase after Chris Johnson (211cm, F) by scoring below the goal, but it was not enough. It was a similar situation in the second quarter. When Cheong Gwan-jang ran away, the Fubon Braves chased after him. But the score gap widened further.
The third quarter started with 40-60. But I didn’t give up. Taking advantage of their height, they launched a counterattack. In addition, they showed off a quick attack and narrowed the score gap to a single digit. But further pursuit was impossible. This is because Jeonggwanjang was allowed to score from outside at every important moment. Although the players fought until the end, they were unable to turn the game around.
Fubon Braves coach Xu Qin-cheol, who met after the game, said, “The first and fourth quarters were not good. The 2nd and 3rd quarters were okay. Notably, he only put up 4 points in the first quarter. We didn’t score in the 4th quarter either. The opponent’s outside attack was very good. The 3-point shot success rate was a whopping 48%. We were unable to control the outside scoring. He also lost in the rebound battle. Overall lost. “I will go back and prepare well and play a good game,굿모닝토토 도메인” he said, giving an overall review of the game.
On this day, Fubon employees visited the stadium to cheer. Regarding this, “Fubon is a company that likes exercise. I pay a lot of attention. In addition to basketball and baseball, there are also individual sports such as golf and badminton. They came to cheer for us. I am so grateful to those who came. “I am proud to show Fubon’s influence to the world through this culture.”