Promy dent win column with 70-53 rout vs. Egis

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Promy dent win column with 70-53 rout vs. Egis

The Wonju Dongbu Promy have dented the win column with their first victory of the 2012-13 Korea Basketball League season after two disappointing losses. Last year’s regular season champions routed the Jeonju KCC Egis 70-53 in Jeonju on Wednesday night.

Brandon Bowman, a former Georgetown Hoya, led the offense for the Promy with 26 points including four momentum-changing dunks over three quarters. Lee Seung-joon helped on the boards with 11 rebounds.

Choi Ji-hoon, a rookie, and Andre Brown, who made his NBA debut with the Seattle SuperSonics, scored 17 points and 12 points, respectively, for the hosts, but came up short. KCC has now dropped three straight.

The Changwon LG Sakers also recorded their first win of the season, preying on the Goyang Orions 79-58 in the Gyeonggi city.

The Sakers were sour after two straight losses to the Ulsan Mobis Phoebus and the Samsung Thunders, but the team enjoyed a comfortable lead against the Orions from early on, building a 38-22 lead before half.

Kim Young-hwan, who moved to the Sakers from the Busan KT SonicBoom for the season, scored 15 points including three 3-pointers in the first half.

The Orions reduced the deficit with around two minutes left in the third quarter to 48-46 on Leon Williams’ 11 points, but the game tilted again toward the visitors after Williams fouled out with around five minutes left in the fourth quarter.

Kim scored 25 and Byun Hyun-soo added 23 for the Sakers while Rod Benson, a former Promy center and graduate of University of California, Berkeley, helped with 10 points and 15 rebounds.

Williams had 19 points and 12 rebounds for the Orions while Choi Jin-soo had 14 points and 10 rebounds, both falling just short of triple-doubles.

By Moon Gwang-lip [joe@joongang.co.kr]
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