The KBL’s Ulsan Hyundai Mobis Phoebus exploded for triple-digit points in a big win. Returning to 5-for-5 was a bonus.
The Hyundai Mobis won 108-77, a 31-point victory against the Anyang Jeonggwanjang Red Boosters in the second round of the 2023-2024 Jeonggwanjang Pro Basketball League 안전카지노사이트 at Anyang Indoor Gymnasium on January 1.
With the win, Hyundai Mobis, which has been following a “win-loss-win-loss” pattern since its away game against Wonju DB on March 16, improved its season record to 8-8 (0.500 win percentage) and maintained its sixth place position. Jeong Kwanjang, on the other hand, dropped their fourth straight game and closed to within 0.5 games of Hyundai Mobis.
For Hyundai Mobis, Gage Prim was the star of the show. Playing 24:47 on the night, he recorded a double-double with 25 points, 11 rebounds, and five assists, while five other players scored in double figures, including Kim Kook-chan, Ham Ji-hoon (14+ points), Kim Ji-wan, and Lee Woo-seok (12+ points).
Jung Kwan-jang was held to 12 points by Omari Spellman, who was matched up with Prim. Choi Sung-won chipped in with a team-high 16 points, and Lee Jong-hyun added 13 points and seven rebounds, but couldn’t turn the tide.
In the first half, there wasn’t much separating the two teams. Early in the first quarter, Hyundai Mobis took advantage of the offense derived from the Prime and opponent fouls to take the lead, but Jung Kwan-jang also took the lead at one point thanks to Choi Sung-won. After closing the first quarter with a three-point lead, Hyundai Mobis continued to utilize Prim in the second quarter, ending the first half with an eight-point lead.
In the third quarter, however, Hyundai Mobis began to pull away. Led by Kim Kook-chan’s three-pointers, Ham Ji-hoon, Prim, and Lee Woo-seok took turns pounding away at Jung Kwan-jang. In no time, the score was over 20 points. With a 24-18 advantage in the fourth quarter, Hyundai Mobis eventually surpassed the 100-point mark and secured a complete victory.
Meanwhile, the matchup between the Goyang Sono Skyliners and the Seoul Samsung Thunder at Jamsil Indoor Gymnasium saw the Sono win 78-64. The win extends their winning streak to three games, while Samsung falls to a three-game losing streak. Sono avenged a first-round loss (Oct. 27, 78-98).
SONO was led by MVP-caliber guard Lee Jung-hyun, who scored a game-high 22 points, while Chinanu Onuaku recorded a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds. After finishing the first half with a slim 36-35 lead, SONO was able to improve its scoring margin to +9 in the third quarter alone to secure the win.