Victory conveyed approval, and defeat conveyed defeat.
Asan Woori Bank met Incheon Shinhan Bank in the first leg of the Shinhan Bank SOL 2022-2023 Women’s Professional Basketball Playoff held at Asan Yi Sun-shin Gymnasium on the 11th and won 65-51.
The beginning of Woori Bank was very good. Danbi Kim’s performance was added to the strong defense and made it 9-2. However, in the second half of the quarter, Lee Kyeong-eun could not be controlled, and the score gap narrowed. Danbi Kim’s performance in the second quarter widened the score to 12 points again, but the score at the end of the first half was 37-30.
And Woori Bank clearly widened the score in the third quarter. A strong defense tied the opponent to 8 points. In particular, Kim Dan-bi recorded 2 steals and 2 block shots. In the attack, Danbi Kim scored 6 points and Kim Jong-un scored 6 points. At the end of the third quarter, the score was 55-38.
In the 4th quarter, the opponent’s quick attack was not controlled, and the score gap narrowed. But there was no problem. Park Ji-Hyun’s 3-point shot definitely took the win, and after that, the main players were replaced to prepare for the next game.
Woori Bank manager Wi Seong-woo, whom we met after the match, said, “I put all my energy into defense, so it was difficult in offense. Still, the defense I wanted to do was good. He fell a little off the attack, but everyone did their part.”
He continued, “However, in the 4th quarter, the score gap widened and it was sluggish. I think it can’t be helped. In the playoffs, I don’t think it’s one-sided and suits my taste. The opponent would have prepared for it, too,” he added.
On this day, Woori Bank effectively controlled the opponent’s ace duo, Kim Jin-young and Kim Sonia. In response, director Wi said, “I knew Lee Kyung-eun would do this. Still, he blocked Kim Sonia and Kim Jin-young well. So it seems to have gone easily.”
Also, coach Wi did not forget his praise for the players. “Kim Dan-bi also played the role well. He had regular league MVP values. (Kim) 먹튀검증Jeong-eun also did a good job like a veteran. (Park) Hyejin did not work well in the attack. But she rebounded and defended. I think that’s the most important thing about our team. (Choi) Saem Lee also brought the flow to the team by making a 3-point shot at an important moment. Then he thought he was going to win the game,” he said.
Meanwhile, Shinhan Bank played a big role in the first half with Lee Kyung-eun scoring 13 points. This was the reason why Shinhan Bank was able to play on an equal footing with Woori Bank. However, Kim Jin-young only scored 5 points and Kim Sonia only 3 points. I had a disappointing first half. Even in the third quarter, Shinhan Bank’s attack was not resolved. The team scored only 8 points. On the contrary, he gave 18 points to his opponent.
The score difference widened, but Shinhan Bank players did not give up. The score gap was narrowed through a quick attack. Shinhan Bank’s color has finally begun to emerge. But it was too late. I struggled to the end, but it was not enough.
Gunadan Shinhan Bank coach, whom we met after the game, said, “In some areas, it went well as we prepared. There were two streams, but it’s too bad that I missed them. Especially the 3rd quarter is very disappointing. This team has to catch the flow when it comes. Otherwise, you can’t win,” he said. “The players did very well today. There is a missing part. But our team is a team that can win only by being good at all of those things,” he said overall.
“Still, there are still home games left. If there is a game with better content, I think there will be an opportunity.”
On this day, Shinhan Bank ace Sonia Kim scored 8 points. However, he only scored 4 points by the 3rd quarter. Let’s mention this, “(Kim) Sonia has a part to overcome. He is the ace of the team. When the help defense comes in, you have to go up while making it to other teammates. I didn’t have that option until Sonia came to this team. But now it is a learning process. As an ace, he must attack his comrades and use space. Still, he’s been doing so well all season. He couldn’t ask for more.”