Samsung Life Insurance, which succeeded in blocking Lee So-hee, took its first victory this season against BNK. In addition, it succeeded in reclaiming the 2nd place, predicting a fierce battle with BNK for the 2nd place in the future.
Yongin Samsung Life Insurance won 74-61 in the 3rd round of the 2022-2023 Women’s Professional Basketball regular league match between Busan BNK Some and Shinhan Bank SOL held at Yongin Gymnasium on the 14th. Through this victory, Samsung Life Insurance won its first win in this season’s face-to-face confrontation with BNK and recaptured the second place.
For Samsung Life Insurance, Kiana Smith (17 points), who was sluggish against BNK, stood out. Lee Ju-yeon (8 points, 3 assists) and Jo Soo-ah (6 points, 1 steal), who blocked Lee So-hee, were also excellent. Bae Hye-yoon (16 points, 7 rebounds, 9 assists) also did her part with a triple-double level performance.
It is Samsung Life Insurance, which has lost all matches against BNK this season so far. Under the goal, BNK suffered a loss by decision, and Qiyan Smith also struggled with a fierce physical fight in front of BNK. While Kim Han-byeol, who guarded the BNK goal, was suffering from poor physical condition, Lee So-hee, who is showing an MVP-level performance recently, was a new concern for Samsung Life Insurance.
Samsung Life coach Lim Geun-bae put in Jo Soo-ah as a starter to block Lee So-hee. Coach Lim Geun-bae said, “(Cho) Soo-ah will start. He asked if he was confident, and he said he was confident,” and laughed.
While Kim Han-byeol did not start, BNK had to save Lee So-hee. However, Samsung Life Insurance failed several times in BNK attempts to save Lee So-hee from the beginning of the game. Jo Soo-ah’s persistent interpersonal defense and the team’s defense of cutting passes to Lee So-hee were also excellent.
Jo Soo-ah broke through in the first quarter on offense, drawing BNK Kim Si-on’s third foul and pushing Kim Si-on off the court. Samsung Life, who succeeded in blocking Lee So-hee, ended the first quarter with a 5-point lead (18-13) as Bae Hye-yoon successfully attacked under the goal without Kim Han-byeol.
Samsung Life entrusted Joo-yeon Lee with the defense against So-hee Lee in the 2nd quarter. Lee Joo-yeon also successfully completed the containment mission without giving a single point to Lee So-hee in the second quarter. While Bae Hye-yoon was away, BNK persistently aimed for the bottom of the goal, but this was also superbly blocked by Kim Han-bi and Kim Dan-bi.
When Samsung Life widened the gap through sticky defense (28-17), BNK put in Kim Han-byul. Then, Samsung Life Insurance put Bae Hye-yoon in and fired back. Samsung Life immediately allowed Kim Han-byeol to score a footback (28-19), but Lee Joo-yeon’s 3-point shot and Kiana Smith’s mid-range shot widened the gap further (33-19).
The second half, which started with Samsung Life’s 16-point lead (45-29), was also the flow of Samsung Life. Iseul Kang and Danbi Kim put in 3-point shots to help out on the perimeter, and Kianna Smith also added weight to the team’s lead with a mid-range shot (59-37). Through help defense and switch, the persistent defense against Lee So-hee continued.메이저놀이터
When the score gap widened by more than 20 points, both teams put weight on their lineups. Even in that section, Samsung Life maintained the gap through Shin Iseul and Jo Soo-ah’s 3-point shot. Although Lee So-hee was belatedly allowed to score consecutive goals, it did not affect Samsung Life’s victory.
On the other hand, BNK’s Kim Han-byeol (6 points) and Lee So-hee (12 points), who are in charge of the team’s car and gun, were silent. Han Eom-ji (19 points, 15 rebounds) fought hard and continued the relentless pursuit until the second half, but was unable to turn the game around and only had a 50% win rate (3 wins and 3 losses) in the last 6 games.