Anyang KGC Ginseng, champions of the 2022-2023 professional basketball season, defeated a Japanese university team in the 42nd edition of the William Jones Cup to claim its third win of the tournament .The Ginsengs won 97-89 in Game 4 of the tournament against the Japanese national team at Heping Gymnasium in Taipei, Taiwan. After defeating the United Arab Emirates National Team on Dec. 12 and the Iranian National Team on Dec. 14, Ginseng rebounded from its first loss (82-87) to UC Irvine in the third game on Dec. 15 to go 3-1 in the tournament. The performance of ‘Korea’s Ssangpo’ stood out. Ko Chan-hyuk scored a team-high 23 points, including six three-pointers, while Bae Byeong-joon added 21 points and eight rebounds on six three-pointers .Park Ji-hoon added 13 points, seven rebounds and five assists, while foreign player Duvon Maxwell, who is only with the team for this tournament, had 12 points and 12 rebounds and Brian Griffin added 10 points. Ginseng Corporation trailed 38-41 at halftime after the first quarter was tied 20-20, 카지노사이트킹 but managed to pull off a second-half comeback “Japan’s small lineup and offense was stronger than we expected,” Ginseng Corporation head coach Kim Sang-sik told the local media after the game, “Our three-point shooting was good overall, but our defense was not good enough. I think we were caught off guard by their offense.” “I let my guard down before the game, and so did the players. It’s the most important game for a coach to reflect on,” he said. “We need to make sure we don’t repeat the same mistakes we made today. “Bae Byeong-jun also admitted that he was caught off guard by the opponent’s small lineup and vowed to “reflect a lot, and from now on, I will take the lead and communicate with the players to make sure we know what we need to do.” The William Jones Cup is an international tournament that has been played since 1977 in honor of Renato William Jones, one of the founders of the International Basketball Federation. Nine teams from eight countries, including Ginseng Corporation, are participating in the men’s tournament, which will be held until the 20th, and the winner will be decided based on the performance of one game each. In the women’s tournament, which was held from May 5 to 9, Busan BNK participated and finished second (4 wins and 1 loss).Ginseng Corporation will face the Philippine professional team Elasto Painters on the 17th.

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