Even if one-two punch is sluggish, Woori Bank is strong because of Kim Jong-un
Kim Jong-un (180cm, F), the oldest member of Woori Bank, proved his worth.
Asan Woori Bank defeated Busan BNK Some 67-63 in the Shinhan Bank SOL 2022-2023 Women’s Professional Basketball Regular League held at the Sajik Indoor Gymnasium in Busan on the 18th. He ran 11 consecutive wins. Retained 1st place with 14 wins and 1 loss. The gap with the second place Yongin Samsung Life Insurance (9 wins, 5 losses) is 4.5 games.
Park Ji-hyeon (183cm, G) recorded the best record among players from both teams. He rested for only 45 seconds in the game that day, recording 21 points, 8 rebounds (attack 2), 2 steals and 1 assist. Recorded the most points and the most rebounds on the team among players on both teams.
However, Woori Bank faced a crisis throughout the game. This is because the one-two punch Kim Dan-bi (180cm, F) and Park Hye-jin (178cm, G)’s field goal success rate fell. Danbi Kim finished with about 29% (2 points: 4/12, 3 points: 1/5) and Park Hye-jin finished the game with about 33% (2 points: 2/8, 3 points: 2/4).
The one-two punch was sluggish, but Woori Bank caught the difficult BNK. Kim Jong-un’s hidden contribution was great. Despite being the best first, he digested 35 minutes and 24 seconds. He recorded 12 points, 5 rebounds (1 offense), 2 assists and 1 steal.
In particular, when Kim Dan-bi and Park Hye-jin were sluggish, Kim Jong-un played a big role. He only scored 7 points in the 2nd quarter. Most goals scored in the second quarter by any player on either team. Because Kim Jong-un stepped in when he had to, Woori Bank was able to finish the first half 41-32.
Also, when Kim Dan-bi and Park Ji-hyun fell into foul trouble, Kim Jong-un contributed a lot. I fought with Kim Han-byeol (178cm, F) and focused on team defense and rebounding. He also saved the spirit of other players by judging the balance of the court.
After the match, Woori Bank coach Seong-Woo Lee also said, “(Choi) Sam Lee was not in good condition. If Lee Sam had played more, we would have easily finished the game. But other players played a lot. Also, the shot that was supposed to go in the first time didn’t go in. Still, (Kim) Jeong-eun’s performance improved,” he said, looking at Kim Jong-un’s performance with encouragement.
Kim Jong-un, who entered the interview room, said, “The previous Gyeonggi-do made it difficult until the end. Since it was a series of matches, I expected it to be a difficult match. The decline in performance seems to be something I need to think about.”
He continued, “After Danbi came, there were things I felt complacent about. That seems to have affected the decline in performance. Even Danbi can’t continue to do that…” he added.
Continuing: “Since there are a lot of players who play with the ball, I just thought I had to do it efficiently. However, as the shot faltered, the efficiency also decreased. There were complex situations. It seems to have awakened to some extent now,” he said.스포츠토토
Lastly, “In the first and second rounds, the game was solved very well. There were a lot of garbage games. Then we played a tight game. So it seems that the ability to adapt has decreased. Even in difficult matches, our team’s strength is to solve them well, but I could see the players panicking. There seems to be a physical problem. I will solve the game well before the break, and I will do maintenance during the break.