Bae Byung-Jun’s 3 points and 6 hits, defeating ‘defending champion’ Cheong Kwan-Jang Fubon for his first EASL win [SS Site]
Cheong Kwan-jang won the first match of the East Asian Super League (EASL) by defeating Taiwanese champion Fubon.
Cheong Kwan Jang won 98-77 in the first EASL game against Fubon held at Anyang Indoor Stadium on the 25th. Bae Byung-jun led the team to victory by scoring 18 points with six 3-pointers. Darryl Monroe had a triple-double performance with 17 points, 10 assists, and 9 rebounds. Dubon Maxwell (16 points, 8 rebounds), Lens Abando (17 points, 7 rebounds), and Park Ji-hoon (11 points, 5 rebounds) shot evenly.
Led by Bae Byung-jun’s 3-pointer, Jeong Kwan-jang took the lead from the beginning of the game. It was significant that Bae Byung-jun took the lead early in the first quarter by hitting three 3-pointers in a row. Monroe skillfully broke the game, and Abando’s fast break score widened the score gap.
스포츠토토They were pushed back by the opponent’s height in the third quarter and allowed the team to trail by 77-63, but Bae Byung-jun’s three-pointer in the early fourth quarter heated up the atmosphere again. Park Ji-hoon’s 3-pointer 4 minutes and 11 seconds before the end of the game made it 92-74, and Go Chan-hyuk’s 3-pointer in the last minute sealed the victory.
Fubon also launched a counterattack led by Chris Johnson (18 points, 9 rebounds, 6 assists) and Cedric Bearfield (18 points, 5 assists), but was unable to close the gap. Fubon lost for the second time in a row in the EASL.