Ulsan University experienced the thrill of defeating Pusan National University for the first time since the founding of the basketball teamㅋㅋㅋ벳.
Ulsan University won a new victory 67-66 after repeated bloody battles in the 2023 College Basketball U-League match against Pusan National University held at the Ulsan University Gymnasium on the 27th.
This was the first time Ulsan University, founded in 2020, defeated Pusan National University in the university league, the fourth confrontation in its career. Ulsan University escaped from 3 consecutive losses and rose to 4th place with 2 wins and 3 losses. The ride with 3rd place Gwangju University was reduced to 1 game.
Kwon Na-young (17 points, 17 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 blocked shots) dominated the bottom of the goal, and Kim Ye-na (28 points, 4 3-point shots, 7 rebounds, 4 assists) showed firepower. Chun Il-hwa (12 points, 3 rebounds, 2 steals) also added strength with 4 3-point shots.
On the other hand, Pusan National University fell from 4th place to 5th place due to three consecutive losses. Ra Chae-yoon (23 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals) and Eun-chae Ko (14 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists, 7 steals) played an active role, but in the second half, they were shaken sharply in the fight for air supremacy and failed to escape from losing streak.
The start of Ulsan University was not smooth. In the first quarter, Kwon Na-young and Shin Hye-joo were hit by variables that were injured in succession while failing to block Ra Chae-yoon. Ulsan University struggled with Kim Ye-na scoring 9 points, but it was not enough to face Pusan National University, which showed an even score distribution.
After finishing the first quarter with a score of 12-20, Ulsan University struggled in the second quarter as well. Kwon Na-young and Shin Hye-joo came back from a gap at the end of the first quarter, but Kim Ye-na, who led the team’s attack in the first quarter, ended up scoreless. Ulsan University was poor in rebounding and even poured out errors, making it difficult to change the mood. The score was 25-39 at the end of the second quarter.
Ulsan University began a full-fledged pursuit in the third quarter. Kim Ye-na made three three-point shots, and Kwon Na-young’s grip under the goal was added to put pressure on Pusan National University, who struggled alone with Ra Chae-yoon. Ulsan University finished the third quarter 51-53 with the help of Shin Hye-joo.
The 3rd quarter momentum continued into the 4th quarter. Early in the 4th quarter, Kim Ye-na’s 3-point shot kicked out of time hit the backboard and turned the tide of the charter.
Ulsan University faced a crisis by making a last-minute mistake in the fourth quarter, leading 67-66, but used a foul three seconds before the end of the game to reorganize the defense. Afterwards, Pusan National University’s last attack, led by Ko Eun-chae, was effectively blocked, and he enjoyed the joy of winning by 1 point.