KCC is unable to continue its upward trend in the first half.
Jeonju KCC met Daegu Korea Gas Corporation in the 2022-2023 SKT A-Dot professional basketball regular season game held at Jeonju Indoor Gymnasium on the 24th and lost 67-72. The loss in the match ended on a three-game losing streak.
KCC attracted a lot of attention this off-season by recruiting Heo Woong (185cm, G) and Lee Seung-hyun (197cm, F). However, at the beginning of the season, players showed less than expected due to residual injuries and breathing problems. They recorded 3 wins and 6 losses in the first round and 4 wins and 5 losses in the second round.
However, the hands and feet of the players in the third round began to match, and Heo Woong, Lee Seung-hyun, and La Gun-ah (200cm, C) showed off their hot performance. As a result, they recorded 6 wins and 3 losses. Climbed up to the middle ranks. And the last two games of the first half were won, and the first half ended with 16 wins and 15 losses.
However, in the first game of the second half, they met Ulsan Hyundai Mobis and lost by 2 points. In the second game, against Changwon LG, they suffered a crushing defeat by 19 points. The uptrend in rounds 3 and 4 has disappeared. The biggest problem was the field goal success rate. He averaged 38% over the two matches. As a result, the team’s score naturally decreased.
Regarding the sluggishness in the second half, KCC coach Jeon Chang-jin said, “I couldn’t exercise much during the All-Star break. All indicators are down. The reason seems to be a lack of training. It is the director’s responsibility.”
He continued, “There were four All-Star players. Injured players were also unable to exercise. I rested a lot, but I didn’t practice much. Before the break, the performance was good, but not now. Everyone is looking for a sense through the game,” he added.
And even at the beginning of the game, KCC’s field goal success rate was disastrous. Only one of the first 11 shots was successful. Laguna (200cm, C) scored the team’s first goal 2 minutes and 18 seconds into the quarter. After that, there was no scoring for 3 minutes and 59 seconds. In other words, KCC only scored 3 points in the first 5 minutes of the quarter.
Afterwards, Chung Chang-young (193cm, G) and Ronde Hollis Jefferson (198cm, F) scored, but the scores were too few. Scored 10 points in the first quarter. The field goal success rate was 20% (4/20). The 3-point shot success rate was only 13% (1/8). 먹튀검증
On the other hand, in defense, it was not possible to defend under the goal and allowed the opponent to easily score in the paint zone. As a result, KCC finished the first quarter with 10-25.
KCC found a sense of Yatoo in the second quarter. And quickly followed. 7 players scored. There was no player who scored a lot, but this is the reason why we were able to continue the chase. It was KCC that succeeded in narrowing the score gap.
Even after that, KCC continued its pursuit. Heo Ung (185cm, G) scored 7 points in the third quarter, and Kim Ji-wan (187cm, G) set the mood with a 3-point shot at the end of the quarter. However, what was regrettable was that the field goal success rate was only 29% (4/14) even in the 3rd quarter. The defense that tied the opponent to 13 points was good, but if the field goal success rate was high, it was possible to turn around enough.
And at the beginning of the 4th quarter, the flow of the 3rd quarter continued. Chang-Young Jeong scored 8 points in a row and turned around with Ji-Wan Kim’s 3-point shot. A winnable situation if you maintain the atmosphere. However, only one out of five shots Heo Woong attempted was successful, and Kim Sang-gyu (201cm, F) also attempted two shots, but missed them all. Conversely, Lee Dae-seong (191cm, G) conceded points at important moments and eventually lost the match.
No goals were scored in the match. And the field goal success rate was only 37% (23/63). This was KCC’s defeat. Coach Jeon also said in an interview after the game, “Today, the shooting success rate was disappointing. His 2-point shooting percentage is 40% and his 3-point shooting percentage is 20%. The score was only 60 points. difficult. It seems that there is nothing more to talk about,” expressing regret about the success rate of Yatoo.