Korea Gas Corporation fought a bloody battle for two consecutive games.
Daegu Korea Gas Corporation lost 85-87 against Anyang KGC Ginseng Corporation in the 2022-2023 SKT Adot Professional Basketball regular league game held at Anyang Indoor Gymnasium on the 29th.
Korea Gas Corporation, which is in ninth place, fell into a swamp of three consecutive losses with the defeat that day, recording 13 wins and 22 losses.
KOGAS lost 116-118 in the match against Seoul SK the previous day in a close match that went to the 3rd overtime. Lee Dae-seong (190cm, G) scored 30 points and 6 assists, and SJ Belrangel (177cm, G) scored 22 points and 5 assists, but Belrangel’s failure to attack just before the end of the third overtime was painful.
KOGAS is a hard-going team that has recently played a match every two days, and it has a lot of stamina because it is a series of away games.
In an interview before the game, coach Yoo Do-hoon said, “The important thing is that the players played a very difficult game yesterday. It is a period of digesting 7 games in 10 days. The players are in a difficult situation. It’s a pity that if you win and go out, the fatigue will decrease. I appreciate the willingness of the players to try. He gave motivation to the players, saying, “Leave the results to the coach and show that we are growing through good play and winning basketball.”
In this game, Korea Gas Corporation lost a large lead to 26-40 until 3:36 in the second quarter. It seemed that the aftermath of the previous day’s game was still there. However, for Korea Gas Corporation, Lee Dae-seong (190cm, G) showed the potential to raise 10 points by crossing the inside and outside only in the second quarter, and Jung Hyo-geun (200cm, F) and Devon Scott (201cm, F) tied Omari Spellman of KGC Ginseng Corporation. The lead width gradually decreased. Korea Gas Corporation’s will continued into the 4th quarter, and with 7 minutes and 20 seconds left in the 4th quarter, the score was 60-60.
After that, the match was a series of close matches. With 1 minute and 40 seconds left in the 4th quarter, Korea Gas Corporation took advantage of the game by 74-69 as Belrangel succeeded in the perimeter. Korea Gas Corporation was leading 76-74 until one second before the end, and the victory was likely. However, as Daryl Monroe (197cm, C) succeeded in both free throws, the game went into overtime following the previous day.
Korea Gas Corporation forgot about the uncertain situation right before the end of the quarter and entered overtime, but was unable to block Monroe’s middle range 4 seconds before the end of the overtime and had to give up the victory. 안전놀이터
Korea Gas Corporation had to suffer the disappointing result of losing by 2 points in overtime in all of the last back-to-back games in January.
With the defeat on this day, KOGAS fell behind in the competition for the semifinals. The ride with 6th place Jeonju KCC on the playoff margin line is 3 games. There are still 5-6 rounds left, but the situation at KOGAS is not easy. As Murphy Holloway (196cm, F) left the team ahead of the match due to personal reasons, the team’s power was in an emergency.
KOGAS is about to play an away game against Suwon KT on the 31st after taking a day off. The aftermath of a back-to-back defeat is not only physical, but also the psychological pain of defeat. It is the way for KOGAS to repay the fans by overcoming the difficult situation and seizing the opportunity to turn around again.