Lee Dae-seong (190cm, G) and SJ Belrangel (177cm, G) showed a faded performance in the overtime game.
Daegu Korea Gas Corporation lost 116-118 against Seoul SK in the 2022-2023 SKT A-Dot Pro Basketball regular league game held at Jamsil Student Gymnasium on the 28th.
KOGAS fell into a two-game losing streak with the defeat that day and stayed in 9th place with 13 wins and 21 losses in the season.
Korea Gas Corporation is currently digesting the fondant fondant schedule. In particular, from the 26th to the 30th, it is a forced march to play 5 consecutive away games.
This day’s game is also a burdensome SK for KOGAS. Korea Gas Corporation, which has been smaller since last season with only SK, has a poor record this season with 1 win and 2 losses.
Regarding SK’s strength, KOGAS coach Yoo Hoon said, “SK is a team that enjoys quick switching of offense. It is important not to give points and rebounds. It is not a defensive defense that presses in attack, but a tactful defense. Offensively, interesting play should come out. (Jamil) I want to control Warney and Kim Seon-hyung’s 5-on-5 basketball and actively hit the big lineup in air and defense,” he said, wary of SK’s fast basketball.
On this day, from the first quarter to the third overtime, it flowed in a fierce battle. SK attacked KOGAS with a quick transition led by Kim Seon-hyung (187cm, G) and a post play by Jamil Warney (199cm, C). In response, Korea Gas Corporation countered with a two-guard combination of Lee Dae-sung and SJ Belrangel.
In this game, Lee Dae-seong showed a bold middle range from the first quarter. He showed himself creating offensive opportunities, but his success rate dropped in the first and second quarters, but he got a lot of free throw opportunities and made all four free throws.
Lee Dae-seong, who recorded 12 points and 1 assist until the 3rd quarter, began to reveal his presence more from the 4th quarter. As soon as the 4th quarter started, he succeeded in the middle range using SK’s defensive miss and continued the close game.
Lee Dae-sung received Belrangel’s pass with 2 minutes and 45 seconds left in the second overtime period and tied the score at 102-102, heightening the tension in the match.
Along with Lee Dae-sung, who recorded 30 points and 6 assists, including the 3rd overtime, Belrangel’s performance on this day also stood out.
Belrangel recently fell into sluggishness from the second half of the third round and did not have much time to play. On this day, Belrangel started and showed active movement from the first quarter.
Belrangel boldly tried to save shot chances from the first quarter and showed a high field goal success rate of 63% (5/8). In particular, he made good use of the two-guard system with Lee Dae-sung and played to save his teammates.
Belrangel successfully countered SK’s firepower by making two 3-pointers in the second overtime period. One regrettable thing is that the last layup shot right before the end of the third overtime was not successful and the team was unable to prevent defeat.
Belrangel recorded 22 points and 5 assists on the day, the second most points ever since his KBL debut. On October 30 last year, he showed an awakening by performing an activity that matched the record (25 points and 3 assists) in the Goyang Carrot match.
It is no exaggeration to say that Lee Dae-sung and Belrangel led the attack on Korea Gas Corporation that day. Regarding their performance, SK Kim Seon-hyeong, a distinguished player on the winning team, said, “안전놀이터 is so fun. Inside, it must have been difficult for Daesung as well. On the outside, he is a player who enjoys it, but when aces are matched, the team has to win, and it is a battle of pride. He is confident with anyone. He is a junior that I recognize, has good scoring ability, and is good at mid-range. (Berangel) scored three consecutive points in overtime. It was nasty. There was a floater and a 3-point shot, and I was startled in the last layup situation,” he acknowledged their performance.
Although KOGAS lost in an extended bloody battle, the fact that Lee Dae-sung and Belrangel played an active role at the same time is encouraging for KOGAS, which is in a slump.