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Professional basketball’s Seoul Samsung handed Goyang Sono its first loss in the franchise’s inaugural season and kept its KBL Cup quarterfinal hopes alive. Samsung defeated Sono 100-90 in overtime on Tuesday in Group C of the 2023 MG SaeMaeBank KBL Cup at Wolmyeong Gymnasium in Gunsan, Jeollabuk-do.After losing their first game against Seoul SK, Samsung improved to 1-1 with the win.

With SK now with one win and Sono with one loss, Samsung’s place in the quarterfinals will depend on the outcome of the game between SK and Sono on Wednesday. If all three teams finish with one win and one loss, the team with the best goal differential will advance to the quarterfinals. Sono, which was founded last month as the successor to the defunct Goyang Day One, lost its first official game.

SONO jumped out to a 27-16 lead in the first quarter, led by Jarrod Jones with 10 points and Lee Jung-hyun with seven points on 100 percent shooting from the field. Samsung rallied in the second quarter behind the outside shooting of Lee Jung-hyun and Choi Seung-wook, and ended the half with a 46-49 lead. The second half was a close affair, with SONO taking a 79-75 lead after Han Ho-bin scored five straight points to start the fourth quarter.

However, Lee Jung-hyun’s veteran presence shone through in the final minutes to give Samsung the win .Lee hit a three-pointer with 22 seconds left in the fourth quarter to tie the game at 86-86 and send the game into overtime. Lee made two three-pointers in overtime, both of which proved to be crucial to Samsung’s victory. On the other hand, Sono’s Lee Jung-hyun, who is often pitted against Lee Jung-hyun in the “same name” matchup, had to settle for two threes in overtime, both of which missed the rim.

Lee scored a game-high 30 points and dished out nine assists .Sono’s Lee Jung-hyun also had a strong game with 29 points and six assists, but faltered in the decisive fourth quarter and overtime .In the other Group A game, 카지노사이트 Wonju DB defeated Sangmu 96-84.With the win, the winner of the matchup on Wednesday will advance to the knockout stage, as both KT and DB have one win apiece.

DB cut the deficit to four points, 66-62, on a mid-range jumper by Han Seung-hee and a layup by Lee Yong-woo after back-to-back shots by Kim Jong-kyu and Doo Kyung-min rimmed out in the first two minutes. However, Kim Jong-kyu and Lee Sun Albano scored runs to put out the fire. In the middle of the fourth quarter, Kang Sang-jae scored 10 points in a row, including one three-pointer, to lighten DB’s step.

Kang Sang-jae led the way for DB with a game-high 20 points and seven rebounds .There were also strong performances from Dedrick Lawson, who recorded a “double-double” with 12 points and 11 rebounds, as well as Kim Jong-kyu and Lee Sun Albano, who scored 17 points apiece. Han Seung-hee and Lee Yong-woo added 14 points apiece for Sangmu.


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