Woori Bank coach Seong-Woo Lee, “Kim Jong-un played a big role” … Park Jung-eun, coach of BNK, “We need to reflect on the wrong start in the second half”
Woori Bank defeated BNK and won their first win in the second half.
Asan Woori Bank met Busan BNK in the Shinhan Bank SOL 2022-2023 Women’s Professional Basketball regular league held at Asan Yi Sun-shin Gymnasium on the 14th and won 68-56.
Woori Bank took a slight advantage from the first quarter. Although there were mistakes and unfortunate shots at the beginning of the quarter, the atmosphere was set with a strong defense from the second half of the quarter. At the end of the quarter, Park Ji-hyun scored consecutively to make it 18-15.
In the second quarter, it was Woori Bank’s atmosphere. The strong defense continued. In particular, they did not concede a goal in the last 3 minutes of the quarter. On offense, Park Ji-hyeon was responsible for the early part of the quarter, and Kim Dan-bi scored 8 points in a row in the second half of the quarter. Woori Bank ended the first half with a score of 36-25.
Woori Bank’s offensive continued. Danbi Kim and Jihyun Park took the lead and scored consecutively. In particular, at the end of the quarter, he succeeded in 14-2 runs. Although Lee allowed a 3-point shot to Lee So-hee one second before the end of the quarter, the third quarter ended with a score of 58-40.
There was also a crisis. This is because Kim Dan-bi was sent off for five fouls 1 minute and 31 seconds before the end of the quarter. Nevertheless, Woori Bank won the game with a strong defense.
Woori Bank manager Wi Sung-woo, whom we met after the game, said, “I thought it would be a difficult game, but the players did well. At first glance, Kim Dan-bi and Park Ji-hyun did well, but Kim Jong-un’s role was too great. Although he is not in good physical condition like he used to be, he leads his juniors well. I think that is the biggest strength of our team.”
He continued, “Players such as Go Ara, Kim Jong-un, Park Da-jung, and Na Yoon-jung did very well. (Park) Da-jeong did not play a lot of time, but she did well. (B) Yoon Jeong-i knows her role as she gets older and now knows how to play basketball. In defense, other older sisters make up for Yoon Jeong-i’s weaknesses, and Yoon Jeong-i’s strengths are becoming more alive,” he praised the players.안전놀이터
Meanwhile, BNK attacked with Lee So-hee at the forefront. Lee So-hee scored 8 points in the first quarter alone. However, he was pushed back in the fight under the goal and allowed a series of offensive rebounds. As a result, I gave the atmosphere to the opponent.
And in the second quarter, BNK was unable to attack the opponent’s defense. Jin An exerted his strength from the bottom of the goal, but other players did not score. At the end of the quarter, BNK gave Kim Dan-bi 8 points in a row and finished the first half with a score of 25-36.
BNK actively attacked for the pursuit in the 3rd quarter. Jin An scored early in the quarter and Lee So-hee scored in the second half. However, they conceded too many points to the opponent and the score gap widened. Lee So-hee made a 3-point shot 1 second before the end of the quarter, but the score difference was 18 points. BNK lost the game in the fourth quarter as well.
Park Jeong-eun, coach of BNK, whom we met after the match, said, “We said that we would prepare during the break, but the rhythm of the players fell. I think it will take time to raise the rhythm,” he began the interview.
“I emphasized defense and rebounding to the players. Even though Lee So-hee and Jinan are players who are excited to score, they lost their defense and couldn’t find a rhythm in their offense. I think I missed both rabbits. It is for the players to grow, they have to find the rhythm themselves,” he said overall.
Woori Bank lost two key players. Even so, BNK failed to catch the mood and suffered a crushing defeat. In response, coach Park said, “Two of the opponent’s main players were missing. (Our players) felt complacent about that. A lot of strength went into the body. I think everyone should reflect on the wrong start in the first game of the break.”