Cheongju KB Stars, armed with the spirit of ‘Bad X’, showed their determination at the last minute and defeated Yongin Samsung Life’s pursuit. The evil spirit was alive. Thanks to this, they won 3 consecutive wins and caught up with 4th place Incheon Shinhan Bank by 3.5 games. 메이저놀이터
KB Stars won 79-75 against Samsung Life Insurance, tied for second in the league, in the regular league away game of the ‘2022-2023 Shinhan Bank SOL Women’s Professional Basketball’ held at the Yongin Indoor Gymnasium on the 25th. Ace Kang Isul led the team to victory with 27 points. Park Ji-soo, who returned from a long break, contributed to the team’s victory by recording a double-double with 11 points and 14 rebounds.
On the other hand, Samsung Life showed a fighting spirit even when most of the key players were injured. Coach Lim Geun-bae explained the difficult team situation, saying, “Today, we have to take off all tea, po, ma, and prizes. It is difficult to operate Plan C, let alone Plan B.” It wasn’t tough. This is because even Bae Hye-yoon could not come out due to poor knee condition in the KB game that day, following the injuries of Lee Ju-yeon and Kiana Smith. Still, the Samsung Life backup players performed quite well. However, in the back judgement at the last minute, he failed to surpass KB and suffered 4 consecutive losses.
The contents of the game were quite tense. Samsung Life Insurance played a tight match against KB, with Kang Yu-rim, Lee Myeong-gwan, Lee Hae-ran, and Shin I-seul operating high-decisive inner and outer guns in the midst of ‘no life’. Rather, KB was unable to take a clear lead, appearing to rely on Kang Iseul and Kim Min-jung. Park Ji-soo was still not in perfect shape. He still had a formidable height, but he didn’t have a clear advantage under the goal as he used to.
The 1st to 3rd quarters were very close with 2 to 3 points. KB faced the final fourth quarter with a 60-57 lead. Here, too, the pendulum of victory did not tip easily. KB took the lead with Kim Min-jung and Park Ji-soo scoring in the paint zone, but Samsung Life made it 64-64 with Lee Hae-ran and Shin Iseul’s outer guns. Then, around 6 minutes and 40 seconds, Shin Iseul’s 2-point shot took the lead for a while.
However, they have not been able to maintain the lead since. KB focused on rebounding and earned points steadily. Heo Ye-eun’s 1 free throw, 2-point shot from the paint zone, and Kang I-seul’s points came out one after another, leading 71-66 with 3 minutes left. Samsung Life continued to try 3-pointers such as Shin I-seul, Kang Yu-rim and Kim Dan-bi, but the accuracy was poor and they could not narrow the score gap. It was a moment where the concentration of the shot at the winning point was regrettable.