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Dongbu, KT&G Win in Pro Hoops Action

Posted January. 29, 2008 21:21,   


Before his team’s game against ETLand in Incheon Sunday, Wonju Dongbu Promy Coach Jeon Chang-jin was confident of victory, saying, “We’re gonna do well today.”

Dongbu had lost twice after a poor outing against the Busan KT&G MagicWings in the beginning of the year, but beat the Daegu Orions, the worst team in the Korean Basketball League.

Jeon said, “My players are well aware of the importance of today’s match, so they will concentrate on the game.”

He made good on his pledge, as Dongbu led in both attack and defense from the first quarter to win, 89-78.

Dongbu is 23-8 on the season, maintaining a lead of 2.5 games over the second-place Anyang KT&G Kites.

Dongbu rookie Lee Gwang-jae scored 11 points in the first quarter to ignite his team. Teammate Kim Joo-seong focused on defense, scoring only three points, but Reggie Okosa (22 points), Carlos Dixon (23) and Kang Dae-hyeop (16) combined for a balanced attack.

Dongbu’s final game against KT&G Tuesday will be critical for the season.

With the loss, ETLand saw its six-game home winning streak end, and fell to seventh in the standings at 15-16.

In Anyang, host KT&G recorded 11 steals against Ulsan Mobis Phoebus to win, 77-60.

KT&G has beaten Mobis in all four games this season. On Sunday, KT&G led 15-12 in the first quarter, but Mobis shot just 23 percent in the second quarter as the home team pulled away.

Foreign players T.J. Cummings and Marquin Chandler of KT&G combined for 48 points, two thirds of their team’s score. Hahm Ji-hun scored a team-high 23 points for Mobis, but his squad committed 15 turnovers.

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