It is Samsung Life Insurance that won the game based on high energy level despite the absence of key players.
Yongin Samsung Life Insurance met Asan Woori Bank in the Shinhan Bank SOL 2022-2023 Women’s Professional Basketball regular league held at Asan Yi Sun-shin Gymnasium on the 2nd and won 69-58.
Samsung Life Insurance won the champion match in the 2020-2021 season. However, ahead of the 2021-2022 season, ‘retooling’ was declared. Made a big trade. After sending Kim Han-byeol (178cm, F), who was the MVP of the championship match at the time, Kang Yu-rim (175cm, F) and BNK 21st round pick, Hana 1Q 21st round 1st pick, Hana 1Q 22nd 1st round pick. Afterwards, Lee Hae-ran (182cm, F) and Kiana Smith (178cm, G) were appointed to rebuild the team.
It ran hot at the beginning of this season. Kiana, who joined the group, performed beyond expectations. Kang Yoo-rim also showed a clear growth. Bae Hye-yoon (184cm, C) also showed the best performance. That’s how I recorded 4 wins and 1 loss from the first round. The ‘strongest’ Woori Bank suffered the first loss of the season. After a brief slump with 2 wins and 3 losses in the 2nd round, they rebounded with a record of 4 wins and 1 loss in the 3rd round. The fight for second place continued with Busan BNK. But since then it has been a problem.
In the fourth round, the last game of the first half, against Woori Bank, we faced a major bad news. Key guards Kiana and Lee Joo-yeon (171cm, G) suffered season-out injuries at the same time. This had no choice but to have a big impact on Samsung Life’s remaining season.
After the All-Star break, Samsung Life had its first game against Busan BNK. Bae Hye-yoon scored 27 points and led the game to a close, but unfortunately lost by 1 point. Although we lost, it was a match where we saw the potential. However, in the next match, he faced Hana 1 Q and lost. After that, they lost both Cheongju KB and Yeonjeon. They lost all of their first 4 games in the second half.
The gap between Samsung Life Insurance and BNK, which recorded five consecutive losses, quickly narrowed. At the same time, the gap between Shinhan Bank in fourth place and KB in fifth place narrowed. Samsung Life, which continued to fight for the top ranks, competed for the playoffs. Breaking out of the losing streak was the top priority in order to advance to the playoffs.
The opponent I met at the threshold of 6 consecutive losses was Woori Bank. With Bae Hye-yoon absent, it was predicted that it would be a tough game. However, he broke these expectations and won the match. It was a game where the energy of the young players shone.
At the beginning of the first quarter, as expected, it was greatly pushed. They failed to attack in succession and could not control the opponent’s fast attack, making it 3-13. Accordingly, Samsung Life applied for an operation time and created an opportunity to pursue. Jo Soo-ah scored 8 points. In addition, Lee Hae-ran also scored 6 points by making use of his height and speed. Samsung Life succeeded in scoring 16-4 with the players’ even scores. narrowed the score gap.
However, Samsung Life’s score in the 2nd quarter was not as good as the 1st quarter. In the first quarter, he only scored 10 points, about half. On the contrary, in defense, Danbi Kim (180cm, F) and Hyejin Park (178cm, G) could not be controlled and allowed a turnaround.
Even so, Samsung Life players did not give up. The strong pressure caused the opponent’s mistake. In addition, the players, centering on Lee Hae-ran, actively worked on offensive rebounds. Lee Hae-ran scored 8 points alone. In addition, Shin Dew Seul (170cm, G) made a series of three-point shots. Park Hye-mi (182cm, F) scored to make it 55-47.
The game between the two teams went into the 4th quarter. And Samsung Life Insurance showed concentration until the end of the game. The strong pressure defense caused the opponent’s mistakes. Samsung Life recorded 4 steals in the 4th quarter. 토토사이트
And Samsung Life players participated in offensive rebounds more actively than Woori Bank. As a result, he recorded 7 offensive rebounds in the 4th quarter alone. In addition, Samsung Life Insurance, with Lee Hae-ran and Kang Yoo-rim’s points added, won the game.
The biggest approval was offensive rebounding and stealing by opponents. On this day, Samsung Life recorded 21 offensive rebounds. (6 in Woori Bank) Also, he pressed the opponent from a high position and then harassed the opponent through the switch defense. As a result, 17 mistakes were made. (Samsung Life has 8) All are the result of the players’ fighting spirit and will. The players did their best by jumping one step further than Woori Bank.
Samsung Life coach Lim Geun-bae, whom we met after the game, said, “The only thing we could bet on was to run. (Laughter) So I told the players to work hard even when it was difficult. It moved well. Rebound also worked hard. While competing, he showed persistence on rebounding. Everyone did well,” he said, overall reviewing the game.
The young players of Samsung Life Insurance, who did not give up until the end and played more actively despite the injuries of key players, increased their chances of advancing to the playoffs through their efforts.