KB needs to fill Park Ji-soo’s void in the attack.
Cheongju KB 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 5th and lost 59-69.
KB had a rough time at the beginning of this season. Park Ji-soo (196cm, C)’s gap was too big. In addition, the remaining injuries of the players overlapped. Kang I-seul (180cm, F) and Kim Min-jeong (181cm, F) fought hard, but there were more days of defeat than winning days.
At the time, the KB average loss was 70.3, which was complied with. There was no big difference from other teams except Asan Woori Bank. The problem was the attack. His scoring average was 62.3, which was 5th in the league. Above all, there were many games where goals were lacking in the winning position. In the first 13 matches, they recorded 2 wins and 11 losses.
And Park Ji-soo came back ahead of the Hana 1 Q match in the third round. Park Ji-soo ran for 7 minutes and 58 seconds, recording 2 points, 2 rebounds and 1 assist. In fact, it didn’t have much of an impact on the outcome of the game. But she was a huge help to her team by her presence. And after that, the upward trend of KB began. They met Incheon Shinhan Bank and won and succeeded in their first consecutive win of the season. Afterwards, it was defeated by Woori Bank, but it was KB that brought a pleasant first half finish.
KB raised an average of 62.2 points in rounds 1, 2 and 3. It was too big to not be able to fill Park Ji-soo’s void in the attack. But the second half was different. I enjoyed the comeback effect of Park Ji-soo. He had a record of 4 wins and 3 losses. We had a lot of wins compared to the first half. The attack power, which was chosen as the most problematic, has also been improved. He averaged 76.8 points. It was the highest scoring average in the league. It was all the effect of Park Ji-soo’s comeback.
However, in the second match of the 5th round, Park Ji-soo was injured again. He suffered a finger injury and was ruled out for the season. It was a major bad news for KB, which continued to fight for the playoffs.
With Park Ji-su absent, KB manager Kim Wan-soo was also concerned about KB’s offensive power. Director Kim said, “The part I am most worried about is the attack. The players were hesitant because of their lack of confidence. that’s the biggest challenge Players need to be more confident in attack. I’m still emphasizing that part. It instills confidence in the players.”
As coach Kim thought, KB’s offensive power was also disappointing against Woori Bank. It only scored 59 points. It was a record that fell short of the season average.
From the beginning of the game, the scoring was very low. Only 5 points in the first 5 minutes. The attempted shots failed in succession. Mistakes also came out.
However, the last 5 minutes of the first quarter were different. KB players actively attacked. He did not get pushed back in the fight behind the goal and tried to shoot with confidence. As a result, we succeeded in narrowing the score gap. Although they conceded 25 points to their opponents, they scored 18 points.
And in the second quarter, KB narrowed the score by focusing on quick attacks. Although a certain player did not perform very well, he bypassed the opponent’s defense with a pass, and the players scored evenly. Park Ji-soo’s gap was filled up a little with the players’ even performances. As a result, the chase was successful with 35-42.토토사이트
However, KB’s attack was blocked at the beginning of the 1st quarter and also at the beginning of the 3rd quarter. Only 3 points in 5 minutes. The players were also caught on a 24-second violation. Mistakes were made and attempted shots failed one after another. In defense, he could not control Park Ji-hyeon (183cm, G) and gave up 12 points. The score gap widened quickly.
After 3 minutes and 27 seconds, Kim Min-jung scored. Heo Ye-eun also scored an additional goal. However, that score was the last score of the quarter. In the third quarter, KB was tied at 7 points. On the contrary, they gave 16 points to the opponent, and the score difference widened. Kang Iseul struggled until the end, but lost the game without narrowing the score gap.
Now, KB has to go through the rest of the season without Park Ji-soo. The biggest challenge for KB without Park Ji-soo is offensive power. In particular, you have to score in the match. It is noteworthy how KB can overcome the difficulties.