“The score was won, but the game was lost in terms of content,” coach Kim Wan-soo said, expressing deep regret over the victory.
Coach Kim Wan-soo’s Cheongju KB Stars won 79-75 in the 4th round of Yongin Samsung Life Insurance and Shinhan Bank SOL 2022-2023 Women’s Professional Basketball at Yongin Gymnasium on the 25th. KB Stars won their first win of the season against Samsung Life and continued their three-game winning streak.
Head coach Kim Wan-soo began by saying, “The score was won, but the content of the game was a lost game.” He said, “It seems that there was a part where the players felt complacent because the opponent (Bae) Hye-yoon was absent. I guess I’ll have to grab it again. When you take the initiative, you have to drag it for a long time, but you keep passing the atmosphere with turnovers or fouls. I think that’s why I had a difficult game.”
As coach Kim Wan-soo said, KB Stars took a 9-0 score run as Heo Ye-eun and Kang I-seul scored consecutively at the start of the first quarter. In the attack that followed, Kim Min-jung showed off her presence and announced a pleasant start with 16-3. However, after that, he was unable to keep the lead by overdoing turnovers. In the end, he allowed a tie in the 4th quarter, and gave Shin Iseul a turnaround and gave the atmosphere a chance.
Director Kim Wan-soo said, “I think the mental complacency was greater than the physical problem. Since I had a 4-day break, there were no problems physically, and I was well prepared for the game. In the beginning, he played the game well, but then the players seemed to loosen up a bit. If I had passed that part well, I would have led the game easily, but it’s a pity,” he pointed out the players’ mindset.
“When using the 1-3-1 regional defense, the wing defenders should have put more pressure on us, but it didn’t work out well. Since the corners on both sides were weak points, 먹튀검증 I ordered them to press hard so that they could not smoothly attempt 3 points, but it didn’t work out,” he said, also talking about tactical regret.
Nevertheless, KB Stars won the victory. Iseul Kang took the lead with 27 points, and Jisoo Park recorded a double-double with 11 points and 14 rebounds, leading the team to victory. Park Ji-soo failed to make a single field goal until the first half and only scored 3 points.
But Park Ji-soo was Park Ji-soo. To stop Park Ji-soo, Kim Dan-bi and Lee Hae-ran committed 3 fouls and 4 fouls in the first half, respectively, and got into foul trouble. In the end, Lee Hae-ran was fouled out with 5 minutes left in the 4th quarter. Head coach Lim Geun-bae said, “(Park) Ji-soo is a player who cannot be stopped with normal defense without fouls.”
Director Kim Wan-soo said, “(Park) Ji-soo’s physical condition is not much of a problem. He has to improve his game stamina and keep in sync with the players. He will continue to play for around 30 minutes in the future,” he explained.