Hwamungo-Hongdaebugo-Gyeongbokgo-Yongsanggo… The team to go up is up

The teams have moved up. The quarterfinals of the South High School Division are complete. It has been compressed into a matchup between Hwimungo and Hongdae Boo Go and Gyeongbok Go and Yongsan Go.

Hwimungo defeated Jeonju 102-69 in the boys’ high school quarterfinals of the 2024 FIBA Men’s and Women’s National Secondary Basketball Championship on Sunday at Gimcheon Gymnasium in Gyeongbuk, South Korea. Lee Jae-won (196 cm, G,F) poured in a game-high 31 points, while Kim Bum-chan (24 points, 12 rebounds, 5 assists, 4 steals), Park Ji-hoo (14 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals), and Park Jun-sung (13 points, 14 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals) provided solid support. After showing off their firepower in the early going, 먹튀검증 Whimungo was able to stifle Jeonju’s surge and book their place in the semifinals.

Jeonju, on the other hand, was led by Choi Ho-yeon (23 points, 12 rebounds, three assists, and four steals), Kim Jun-hwan (16 points, six rebounds, and two assists), and Han Joo-won (14 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, and two steals), but they were unable to overcome the turnover disadvantage (35-55) and fell to their knees after failing to control their opponent’s speed and activity.

It was all Whimungo throughout the game. Spearheaded by Lee Jae-won, the team took control of the game. Park Ji-hoo (191cm,F,C) knocked on the opponent’s goal with his cheerful movements, while Kim Bum-chan (188cm,G,F), Park Jun-sung (189cm,F,C), and the rest of the players provided supportive fire.

Choi Ho-yeon did his part, but Jeonju couldn’t handle the opponent’s organized team basketball and quickly fell apart.

After taking an early lead, Whimungo relaxed in the second half. The scoring was more evenly distributed and a whopping nine players found the back of the net as the team celebrated their quarterfinal berth. Jeonju, whose momentum had waned, tried to catch up with Choi Ho-yeon and Kim Chan-hee (186 cm, G,F) until the end, but the gap was too large.

In the next game, Hongdae Bugo defeated Anyang Go 105-84. It was a victory in which they never gave up a lead for the first 40 minutes of the game. The team had four players score 20 or more points, including Son Seung-jun (25 points, 4 rebounds, 7 assists, 2 steals), Jung Hyun-jin (25 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists), Park Jung-woong (22 points, 13 rebounds, 11 assists), and Son Yoo-chan (21 points, 12 rebounds, 13 assists).

Park Jung-woong (194 cm, G, F) and Son Yoo-chan (184 cm, G, F) both recorded triple-doubles. The victorious Hongdae Bugo will face Whimungo for a spot in the finals on Monday.

In the third game of the South High School Division, Gyeongbokgo and Myungji had the last laugh. After a firepower battle in the fourth quarter and an advantage in points off turnovers (58-32), Gyeongbokgo advanced to the next round. Kim Sung-hoon (200 cm, F,C) recorded a double-double with 27 points and 17 rebounds to propel the team to the quarterfinals, while perimeter support from Lee Geun-joon (19 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists, 5 steals) and Lee Byeong-yeop (16 points, 5 rebounds, 7 assists, 3 steals) halted Myungji’s rise.

The lone remaining ticket to the quarterfinals belonged to Yongsan Go. With Jang Hyuk-joon (192 cm, G,F) bombing the opposing rim from the start, Yongsan Go was unable to build a big lead, but they never let go of the lead they had and held on for a 76-67 victory.

The boys’ high school quarterfinals will be played at the Gimcheon Bozo Gymnasium on Nov. 9 after a one-day break.

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