Professional basketball team Cheong Kwan-Jang beats New Taipei by 2 points and takes 3rd place in EASL

Jeong Kwan-jang Park Ji-hoon’s shot

Professional basketball player Anyang Jeong Gwan-jang beat New Taipei Kings (Taiwan) with difficulty and ranked 3rd in the East Asian Super League (EASL).

Cheong Kwan Jang defeated New Taipei 78-76 in the 2023-2024 EASL 3rd place match held at the Hoops Dome in Lapu-Lapu, Philippines on the 10th and finished in 3rd place.

Cheong Kwan Jang, the inaugural champion of the EASL, an East Asian basketball club competition launched last year, lost to Seoul SK in the semifinals this year and did not advance to the finals, but won the third place match and won $250,000 (approximately 330 million won) in prize money.

On this day, Jeong Kwan-Jang led 44-33 in the first half thanks to Park Ji-hoon’s 14 points and Robert Carter’s 13 points, but was chased by 64-57 after giving up several outside shots to the opponent in the third quarter.

With 5 minutes and 24 seconds left in the fourth quarter, they were trailing at 74-73, but Carter’s middle shot put out the fire, and Jamil Wilson’s two free throws 2 minutes and 29 seconds ago made it 78-73 and took a breather.

New Taipei pushed back to 2 points with Yang Jin-min’s layup 1 minute before the end and Joseph Lin’s 1 free throw 33 seconds ago, but was unable to add any points after that and had to be satisfied with 4th place.

Park Ji-hoon played well, scoring 29 points, the most for both teams, including 3 3-point shots, and 8 rebounds, while Carter scored 18 points and 15 rebounds.Wilson also recorded a double-double (11 points, 12 rebounds).

In New Taipei, Kenneth Manigault played hard with 18 points and 10 rebounds. 섯다