Lee Dae-sung showed his value in defense.
Dae-Sung Lee’s Shihosuzu Mikawa defeated Levanga Hokkaido 78-56 in their B.League 2023-2024 regular-season home game at Wing Arena Kariya in Kariya City, Aichi Prefecture, 스포츠토토 Japan on Feb. 22 to sweep a two-game weekend series.
The game was highlighted by the performance of Mikawa’s key man, Devante Gardner. Pushing with his trademark strength under the basket, Butch deviated from his usual style and took more outside shots than usual. He made a whopping eight of nine attempts and finished with 31 points and nine rebounds.
Lee added three points, four rebounds, one assist and one steal in 22:39 of action. With the offense focused on Gardner, Lee didn’t get many offensive opportunities. He only had three shot attempts (two 3-pointers and one 2-pointer). One three-pointer late in the second quarter was his only points.
However, he played the shooting guard/small forward position and played hard on defense, intermittently shutting down opposing foreign players. He was also an active rebounder, grabbing one offensive rebound.
After winning both games of the weekend series against Hokkaido, Mikawa improved to 3-3 with a 5.5 percent winning percentage and moved up one spot to fourth place in the Central District.
Nagasaki Belka’s Jang Kook-Kook did not score a point in 14:51 of action against the Shibuya Sunloccers, but added three rebounds and two assists. Nagasaki got 28 points, including five 3-pointers, from guard Jarrell Brantley to lead the team to a 91-74 victory. Nagasaki (5-1) avenged a loss the night before. It is third in the West Division.
Sendai 49ers’ Yang Jae-min (Sendai) missed his second straight game with a knee injury. Sendai lost 90-99 to the Chiba Jets. They are 6th in the East with a 1-5 record.