“We will do our best in the remaining games” (KB Stars coach Kim Wan-
soo) “I confirmed the strong will of the players” (BNK Some coach Park Jung-eun)
Cheongju KB Stars held Shinhan Bank SOL 2022-2023 Women’s Professional Basketball Round 5 at Cheongju Gymnasium on the 11th in Busan They won the match against BNK SUM 64-62. It saved the faint possibility of advancing to the playoffs. The season record of KB Stars, which ended a three-game losing streak, was 9 wins and 16 losses.
Iseul Kang (180cm, F) dominated the game with 32 points, half of KB Stars’ total points. She added 22 rebounds, 2 steals and 1 blocked shot. The 22 rebounds were Kang Iseul’s personal record. Heo Ye-eun (165cm, G) also recorded 10 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists, including 4 points in the second extension.
KB Stars coach Kim Wan-soo said after the match, “It’s really hard. This season, we went to overtime five times. Only the second overtime was three times. Even after winning the last two games, we played a game that was disappointing at the last minute. The players overcame difficulties in today’s game. BNK Somem also played a good game until the end, but we exerted a little more strength at the end. ) Seongyeong also held on mentally and endured until the end. (Kim) Sodam’s playing time was short recently. Nevertheless, as a senior, he took center stage. It was a difficult game, but he overcame it well.”
Then, “(Yeom) Yoona also saw No. 4, and (Park) Jisoo also missed. The back line is lacking. Besides, (Kim) Min-jung was injured during the game. There are (Park) Ji-eun and (Eom) Seo-i, but Dew Seul can be used as number 4. Seul Lee can demonstrate various advantages in position 4. He was put in as number 4 from the match against Shinhan Bank on the 9th. He also played the role of number 4 well. We can do it. Seul Lee also said there was no problem. This is our team’s strength. The players and I communicate constantly.”
Finally, “I will do my best in the remaining games. The players do not give up. There are some parts that have become more comfortable. I will overcome the pressure and produce good results by harmonizing the activity of the young players and the older sisters. Starting from the one game ahead of the playoffs We have to think of it as important. I will watch each game.”
On the other hand, BNK Some fell into a 3-game losing streak. The ride between Yongin Samsung Life Insurance and Incheon Shinhan Bank for second place took place in one game. The season record was 13 wins and 11 losses.
Jinan (181cm, C) completed a double-double with 20 points, 17 rebounds, 2 steals and 2 blocked shots. Lee So-hee (170cm, G) also struggled with 19 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal. Ahn Hye-ji (164cm, G) also posted 8 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists. 안전놀이터
Coach Jung-eun Park of BNK Sum said after the match, “It’s not easy this season in Cheongju. It’s not good if there is a jinx like this. The players shrank a little. But the players played well until the end. I was not well prepared. The players showed everything they could do. We need to reinforce the details. We confirmed the strong will of the players.”
After that, “(Kim) Hanbyul’s presence is important, but at the decisive moment, we need to diversify our attacks. Each position has a role to play. In today’s match, we didn’t match. I was confused because my teeth were falling out, but I had a good experience. It is an expensive experience. The players were fully immersed in the game,” he explained.
Lastly, “(Lee) So-hee is weak in pressure defense. You have to keep your defense far away and receive the ball. He put a player behind you and received the ball. He told you to use the screen. He seemed impatient in the beginning. To find a rhythm, “I tried. I was pushed around in the beginning. I got better after I caught the movement again in the second half. At the end, the burden of scoring returned. So-hee needs to find a rhythm from the beginning and be excited. I need to bring more movements for So-hee.” .