KB Stars succeeded in winning three in a row.
Cheongju KB Stars beat Yongin Samsung Life Insurance 79-75 after a close match thanks to Park Ji-soo, Kang Iseul, and Kim Min-jung in the 2022-23 Shinhan Bank Sol Women’s Professional Basketball held at Yongin Indoor Gymnasium on the 25th. As a result of the day, KB Stars recorded 7 wins and 13 losses along with 3 consecutive wins, narrowing the gap to 4th place Incheon Shinhan Bank by 3.5 games.
This match was expected to be an easy win for KB Stars. This is because Samsung Life informed the news of the absence of Bae Hye-yoon, which added to the departure of three main option players (Yun Ye-bin, Kiana Smith, and Lee Ju-yeon).
On the other hand, KB Stars was at the point where Park Ji-soo continued to improve his condition, and the so-called ‘Park Ji-soo effect’ came out, shaking off the initial sluggishness.
The beginning was not different from what was expected. However, the early dominance later became poison, and within 3 minutes of the end of the 4th quarter, I did not miss the winning streak.
KB Stars, who started the game fresh with a score of 9-0, continued to allow Samsung Life Insurance a close match as if caught off guard. Samsung Life continued the close battle with Lee Myeong-gwan, Lee Hae-ran, Shin I-seul, and Kang Yoo-rim at the fore.
Anyway, victory was not missed. In the 3rd minute of the end, Iseul Kang scored consecutive goals and Min-jung Kim scored, and 1 minute and 51 seconds before the end, Seong-young Shim made a quick break to secure the victory with a 77-69 lead.
One of the winning points on this day was the Park Ji-soo effect.
Park Ji-soo was relatively sluggish with 11 points, 14 rebounds and 5 assists while running for 30 minutes and 15 seconds. No, his record was respectable, but less dominant. This is because he is certainly not in perfect condition compared to when he was good.
However, with his presence alone, his fellow players naturally enjoyed a synergistic effect.
Park Ji-soo’s defense led to Kang I-seul and Kim Min-jung’s space creation. The two players became the number one contributor to the victory by converting the space derived from Park Ji-soo’s margin into points.
Kang Iseul scored 27 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists, while Kim Min-jung scored 20 points and 5 rebounds. 먹튀검증
Kang I-seul’s score includes three 3-pointers. He threw 10. 30% success rate is a bit disappointing for Kang Iseul, whose 3-point shot is his signature play, but he made 12 points (8 attempts, 6 successes) by utilizing the paint zone and under basket. He also made 9 free throws and made 6 of them.
As much as that, he succeeded in scoring close to 20 points with the cleverness of using the line space inside the 3-point shot created through the keyword Park Ji-soo. He overcame the feeling of a somewhat declining three-point shot with a two-point shot and led the team to victory.
Minjeong Kim was no different. He scored 20 points that day. Kim Min-jung’s main attack route was inside. His three-pointers made one by throwing two, and he attempted nine two-pointers, seven of which broke the rim. He made three free throws and made all of them successful.
Kim Min-jung mainly plays in the power forward position, and on this day, she completed 100% of the mission given to her and led the attack with Kang Isul. This can also be seen as effective use of the space created with Park Ji-soo’s return to Kim Min-jung, who showed an urgent appearance from inside the 3-point line at the beginning of the season.
KB Stars, who had to engage in an unexpected close match, was disappointed in the process, but was able to face the result of victory. Another income was that the Park Ji-soo effect could be confirmed.
KB Stars will have a return match with Samsung Life Insurance again in Cheongju on the 28th. KB Stars, which is 3.5 games behind Incheon Shinhan Bank in 4th place, is repeating the regular league with the goal of winning all. The effect of Park Ji-soo, which was confirmed on this day, must be continued.
In line with Park Ji-soo’s condition that has not yet risen, his fellow players must effectively use the created space to reach his goal. It can’t be a clear income obtained in a regrettable process.