“The players’ desire to win was strong” (Samsung Life coach Lim Geun-bae)
“The players couldn’t even fight and should reflect on being pushed back” (BNK Some coach Park Jeong-eun)
Yongin Samsung Life Insurance held Shinhan Bank SOL 2022- 2023 Women’s Professional Basketball Round 3 won 74-61 in the match against Busan BNK Some. The season record was 9 wins and 4 losses. Samsung Life pushed BNK Sum, who lost the match, to 3rd place and rose to 2nd place alone.
Bae Hye-yoon (183cm, C) performed as a triple-double with 16 points, 7 rebounds, 9 assists and 2 steals. Kiana Smith (178cm, G) also made a big success with 17 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals and 1 block shot, overcoming the sluggish performance against BNK Some. Kang Yoo-rim (175cm, F), who started off the bench, also played an active part as Samsung Life’s second unit in the fourth quarter, recording 10 points, 7 rebounds and 1 assist.
Samsung Life Insurance played 2 games against BNK Some before the match and lost all of them. Nevertheless, the game had a 16-point lead from the first half.
Kiana Smith’s sluggish performance against BNK SUM shone. Bae Hye-yoon and Lee Ju-yeon also performed well.
After widening the score gap, Samsung Life started the second unit from the 4th quarter.
Samsung Life coach Lim Geun-bae said after the game, “I lost to BNK Sum twice. The players were conscious from the start and engaged in the game. I told (Cho) Sua to catch Lee Sohee. It caught on well. The players as a whole did a good job preparing.”
“I wasn’t good at defense when I was a player, but I emphasize defense to the players. (Lee) Haeran is now in his second year. He goes back and forth. I’m still not used to defending on the professional stage. I made a mistake. (Kim) Danbi came in as a replacement and played a sufficient role. There was no reason to replace Danbi. We saved the rhythm. Haeran is, of course, an asset to our team. We have to make it so that he can continue to grow.”
Lee Joo-yeon (171cm, G) caught her ankle in the middle of the third quarter and did not step on the court again after being replaced by Jo Soo-ah. Coach Lim Geun-bae said, “Ju-yeon was having a hard time, so he was replaced. All the players who entered played their roles well. It’s a schedule to take a day off and play again. So he gave me a break,” explaining that he was not injured.
Lastly, “Once or twice a year, the players give time to discuss how to solve the game without the coaching staff. It was like that this morning. The players talked a lot. The desire to win was strong, and it worked. . Shouldn’t you keep what you said? I aimed for that effect. You did a good job.”
On the other hand, BNK Some could not take advantage of the opponent’s overall advantage and recorded its first loss in the Samsung Life Match. The season record is 9 wins and 5 losses. I fell down one step to number 3.
Han Eom-ji (180cm, F) struggled with a double-double with 19 points and 15 rebounds. Jinan (181cm, C) recorded 14 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals and 1 block shot. Lee So-hee (171cm, G) also added 12 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists, but only 4 out of 16 field goals were successful.
Unlike the first and second matches against Samsung Life Insurance, Ahn Hye-ji and Lee So-hee’s performance faltered. Samsung Life’s organized defense struggled
Kim Han-byeol (178cm, F) returned after 3 games, but his physical condition was not perfect. He struggled, playing 10:07 and recording 4 fouls.
Park Jeong-eun, coach of BNK Sum, said after the game, “The players ran away. I couldn’t even try what I prepared in the stadium and lost. upset. During the season, there may be games like this or games like that. However, I told the players that they couldn’t even fight and that they should reflect on being pushed back. 스포츠토토
” Then, “Coach Lim Geun-bae entrusted the defense of (Lee) So-hee to Jo Soo-ah. I had fun last year too. Sohee also regretted last year. On this day, Gyeonggi Sohee’s physical condition was good. Maybe that’s why I took an excessive amount of movement. he was not up to speed. As a result, he dried up. He wished he had broken that part and come out. It’s a pity that it didn’t work out,” he added.
BNK Some is actually operating a 7-man rotation. Kim Si-on (175cm, G) and Lee Sa-bin (174cm, G) are the core sixth man. However, Kim Si-on committed 3 fouls in the first quarter alone.
“(Kim) Shion doesn’t have explosive performances. But he is a sixth man who can catch the flow. He lost his concentration from the first quarter. He made a useless foul. That part is also a part that needs to be broken. I pointed it out during the meeting after the game.”
Lastly, “(Kim) Hanbyeol is sensitive to physical fights. I think the reason he gets injured is because of the physical fights. It seems that he is talking about that with the referee. I think we should have a separate meeting. I was more sensitive. I had to set the mood well,” he concluded the press conference.
Photo courtesy = WKBL
Photo description = (from above) Samsung Life Insurance director Lim Geun-bae – Park Jeong-eun, BNK Sum director