The Gyeonggi Provincial Office of Education once again proved the potential of the winning candidate.
The Gyeonggi Provincial Office of Education won the Wilson Cup 2022-2023 Assist Worker Basketball League Hankook Tire in the last match of Group A, 95-66, held at the Tancheon Gymnasium in Seongnam, Gyeonggi-do on the 26th. As a result, the Gyeonggi Provincial Office of Education confirmed the first place in Group A with all five wins in the group stage. In addition, as the only team out of the 12 teams participating in the tournament won all the preliminary rounds, they once again emerged as strong candidates for the championship.
While showing firepower by scoring more than 20 points in each quarter, the Gyeonggi Provincial Office of Education took the lead in victory by flying with Dae-seung Kim with 32 points, 13 rebounds, 2 assists, 5 steals and 2 blocks that day. In addition, Park Jin-seok (18 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists), Baek Hyung-seok (15 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists), and Lee Chan-yang (11 points, 2 rebounds, 6 assists) also succeeded in scoring in double digits, giving the team a great boost.
On the other hand, Hankook Tire, where Jung Hak-jae struggled with 22 points, was competing for the second place in Group A, but with a loss that day, Hankook Tire was in third place, heading to the ranking match rather than the semifinal tournament.
The game was hot from the start. Thanks to both teams putting forward a firefight, the sound of slicing the rim echoed one after another on the court.
In the first quarter, the Gyeonggi Provincial Office of Education stood out for Lee Chan-yang’s leading offense. In response, Hankook Tire countered this with Lim Min-wook and Kim Dong-ok showing diligent movements. In the midst of a head-on collision of formidable firepower, the gap between the two teams widened on the outskirts. The Gyeonggi Provincial Office of Education took the lead with Lee Chan-yang, Kim Dae-seung, Baek Hyung-seok, and Park Jin-seok making three-point shots. Thanks to this, the Gyeonggi Provincial Office of Education took a 25-19 lead in the first quarter.
The Gyeonggi Provincial Office of Education, which took the lead, quickly tipped the pendulum to the game. In the second quarter, Hankook Tire, which lost its sense of field goal, properly dug into the gap.
Most of all, the Gyeonggi Provincial Office of Education, which shined with fast passwork, overwhelmed the second quarter by a whopping 29-9스포츠토토. Kim Dae-seung’s shooting feeling was hotter than in the first quarter, and Jang Se-ho, Wang Ki-ho, and Kim Chang-dae provided support like Altoran. Park Jin-seok also added the outer gun again, and the Gyeonggi Provincial Office of Education finished the first half with a comfortable score of 54-28.
Hankook Tire also raised its offensive power again in the second half because it was desperate for victory, but the Gyeonggi Provincial Office of Education’s offensive did not cool down. Despite the fact that Hankook Tire, which usually did not have a lot of outside attacks, made 6 3-pointers with a success rate of 35% that day, the Gyeonggi Provincial Office of Education blocked the chase by making 10 with a success rate of 45%.
The Gyeonggi Provincial Office of Education, which was not pushed back even in the rebound and steal fight, eventually took the victory while maintaining the lead throughout the second half. It was a painful game for Hankook Tire to commit more fouls than the Gyeonggi Provincial Office of Education.
On the other hand, Park Jin-seok, who was a great help in both offense and defense, was selected as the BANANO MVP given to the distinguished player in each game. On this day, Park Jin-seok showed a sharp shot with a 2-point shot success rate of 60% (6/10) and a 3-point shot success rate of 100% (2/2).
Park Jin-seok, who finished the game, said, “Personally, I joined the team from the 6th week due to an injury, but in the previous game, there were no hyungs who looked after the goal, so I even played the center role (laughs). Today, I had the mindset to work hard as a backup outside the inside. It seems to have worked out well,” he said, expressing his feeling of victory.
Regarding the team’s victory in the preliminaries, he said, “I think there was a good result because the team members always worked with the mindset to do their best until the end of the game.”
The Gyeonggi Provincial Office of Education, which finished the preliminaries without a single defeat, will face Samsung Electronics RED, which is second in Group B, for the final. Finally, Park Jin-seok said, “My team members are so good at basketball, so if I just play hard like today, I think there will be good results again.”
※ Wilson Cup 2022-2023 assist office worker basketball league match records are available at TIME4 (www.time4.co.kr).