Goyang Sono won their first meeting of the season against Daegu Korea Gas Corporation in the 2023-2024 regular season of professional basketball, 100-90, at Daegu Gymnasium on November 11. Led by Jarrod Jones (31 points, 4 rebounds), Lee Jung-hyun (23 points, 7 assists), and Jeon Sung-hyun (13 points, 3 rebounds), Sono exploded for 17 three-pointers to snap a two-game losing streak.
With their third win of the season (5-0), Sono moved into sole possession of eighth place and closed the gap to seventh-place Busan KCC by half a game.
As the youngest club in the KBL, Sono’s team colors are clear. Like their team name, the Shooters of the Sky, they play with a breezy outside shooting style. Sono takes nearly 40 outside shots per game (38.6) and has the highest number of successful shots (13.4) in the league.
On their first road trip of the season to Daegu, Sono showed their team colors and played archery basketball. He attempted a total of 35 three-pointers, 17 of which penetrated the rim. His three-point shooting percentage was 49%.
From the start of the game, Sono’s outside shooters were on fire. Jones and Lee Jung-hyun led the offense, knocking down five three-pointers in the first quarter alone. In the second quarter, rookie Jong-ha Park (184cm, G) took the load off his brothers’ shoulders with two three-pointers.
In the first half alone, eight outside shots found the rim. The firepower from the perimeter didn’t cool off in the second half. In fact, Sono’s outside engine revved up even more in the third quarter. He shot 6-of-11 in the third quarter alone.
Jones scored nine of his 15 points in the third quarter from beyond the arc, while Lee Jung-hyun and Choi Hyun-min combined for three 3-pointers. Sono’s unstoppable outside shooting was the catalyst for GAS to lose momentum 레모나토토 주소.
At the start of the second half, GAS Corporation was hit with one outside shot after another, causing them to crumble. Sono didn’t miss this opportunity. Although the game was already tied, SONO’s outside engine revved up in the fourth quarter. In addition to Jones, who was in peak shooting form, Choi Sung-wook and Kim Kang-sun also chipped in.
To summarize the game in one word, the game was won and lost by outside shooting. After the game, both Seungjang and Sono evaluated that the game was won and lost by outside shooting.
Seung-jiang coach Sono Kim Seung-ki said, “The players’ shots went in well. With (Ham) Jun-hoo holding the center of the defense, the perimeter exploded, so we were able to win easily.”
Acting head coach Kang Hyuk also said, “We practiced to block outside shots, but we didn’t fulfill our promise. We should have paid more attention to the opponent’s perimeter, but we allowed too many three-pointers. Even though we were playing good defense, the fouls we committed during the three-point shooting process may have interrupted the flow of the game,” he said.