Belangel impresses again as Daegu overpowers Alvano and Wonju for 1st KBL win
SJ Belangel scores 14 points in just 15 minutes as Daegu KOGAS Pegasus bounce back from season-opening Korean Basketball League loss
MANILA, Philippines – SJ Belangel and the Daegu KOGAS Pegasus picked up their first win of the 2022-23 Korean Basketball League season with a 98-78 thrashing of Ethan Alvano and Wonju DB Promy on Wednesday, October 19 .
After a strong debut last Sunday where he had 10 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists, the former Gilas Pilipinas and Ateneo Belangel point guard impressed again for the Pegasus as he filled the stat sheet with 14 points over an effective 6-of-9 shots, 6 rebounds and 8 assists in just 15 minutes of action.
Filipino-American Alvano, meanwhile, led the Promy with a team-high 14 points, to go along with 3 rebounds, 5 assists and 1 steal in 26 minutes of play in the losing effort.
With the score tied at 32 apiece with 6 minutes left in the second frame, Daegu suddenly kicked into high gear and mounted a huge 17-0 blast for a comfortable 49-32 cushion on Wonju in the midfield. -time.
Belangel quickly made his presence felt in the first two quarters, registering 8 of 14 points, 5 of 6 rebounds and 6 of 8 assists, to help Daegu take a double-digit halftime lead.
In the third period, Daegu kept his foot on the gas, even increasing his 17-point halftime advantage to 25, 75-50 – a gap that proved too big for Wonju to overcome in end of game.
Belangel and the rest of the Pegasus will get a day off before taking on the Seoul SK Knights on Friday, October 21, while Alvano’s Promy will collide with the Suwon KT Sonicboom on Saturday, October 22. – Rappler.com
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