Cheongju KB Stars took Yongin Samsung Life Insurance and continued their steps for the semifinals. It’s the last 3 wins. We met with Samsung Life Insurance, who were missing a lot of starting players, and had a difficult game. Still, the victory belonged to KB. Samsung Life is on a four-game losing streak. came down to 3
KB won 79-75 against Samsung Life in the 4th round of the Shinhan Bank SOL 2022-2023 Women’s Professional Basketball regular league held at Yongin Indoor Gymnasium on the 25th. It was tight throughout the game, but KB took a little more advantage.
It’s the last 3 wins. Season 7 wins 13 losses. The 4th place Shinhan Bank and the ride were again narrowed to 3.5 games. Run with the goal of winning the rest of the game. It’s not easy, but it’s cruising at this level. The main players are in good health, and Park Ji-soo is getting better and better. The strength of the defending champion comes out little by little.
Samsung Life Insurance, who failed to play Lee Joo-yeon, Kiana Smith, and Bae Hye-yoon, fell into a four-game losing streak. With the performance of the players with the best performances, there was even an equal game, but nothing more. It went from a tie for 2nd place to 3rd place, and is chased by Shinhan Bank in 4th place with a difference of 0.5 games.
In KB, Kang I-seul, the ‘main gun’, flew with 27 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists, and Kim Min-jeong was good with 20 points, 5 rebounds and 1 assist. Park Ji-soo recorded a double-double with 11 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists. Heo Ye-eun’s 9 points and 7 assists, and Yum Yoon-ah’s 7 points and 5 rebounds also came out.
For Samsung Life, Lee Hae-ran scored 17 points, 7 rebounds and 1 assist, and Lee Myung-gwan contributed 14 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists. Kang Yoo-rim added 17 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Shin Iseul also recorded 16 points, 2 rebounds and 6 assists. 안전놀이터
From the beginning of the first quarter, KB overwhelmed Samsung Life Insurance. Heo Ye-eun scored 4 points with a layup and floater, and Kang I-seul scored 5 points with a 3-point shot and a quick break after stealing. After that, scores exploded, such as Kim Min-jung raising 5 points one after another, and the score became 16-3.
Samsung Life, which was lagging behind, also pursued. Kang Yoo-rim, Lee Hae-ran, Kim Dan-bi (3 points), Jo Soo-ah, and Kang Yoo-rim scored 18-23 with about a minute left. The first quarter ended with KB leading 25-20.
In the second quarter, Samsung Life balanced the score 28-28 through Lee Myung-kwan’s 3-point play and Shin Iseul’s 3-point shot and 5 consecutive points. Lee Myung-gwan hit a series of 3-pointers and went to the reverse. The score was 38-32.
However, KB also took the lead again, 43-41, with Park Ji-soo’s free throw, Yum Yoon-ah’s goal, Kang I-seul’s 3-point shot, and a reversal free throw. The first half ended just like that.
After the start of the third quarter, KB Park Ji-soo’s mid-range shot, Kim Min-jung’s 4 consecutive points, and Kang Iseul’s 3-point shot made it 52-44. Samsung Life followed with a score of 52-55 through Lee Myeong-kwan’s mid-distance, Kang Yu-rim’s breakthrough, and Lee Hae-ran’s three-point play.
At the end of the quarter, KB Kim Min-jung and Park Ji-soo attacked the bottom of the goal one after another, and Shin I-seul of Samsung Life also scored a 3-point shot. As one side runs away, the other side pursues. The third quarter ended with KB narrowly leading 60-57.
At the beginning of the fourth quarter, KB maintained a slight lead through Kim Min-jung’s mid-range and Park Ji-soo’s goal. Samsung Life also maintained the gap through Lee Hae-ran’s consecutive goals. Scored 64-61 in 8:23. Afterwards, Shin Dew’s 3-pointer exploded and the score was tied again at 64-64. At 5 minutes and 59 seconds, Lee Hae-ran of Samsung Life Insurance stepped down due to 5 fouls.
There was a lull in the score for a while, but Heo Ye-eun and Kang Iseul succeeded in breaking through, making it 71-66. 3 minutes remaining. KB had the upper hand in the last minute air defense concentration. The gap widened as Iseul Kang, Minjung Kim, and Seongyeong Shim scored one after another. Samsung Life Insurance also fought back to the end, but failed. As it was, KB embraced victory.