Its Cheongju KB, A Women’s Professional Basketball Team
Women’s Basketball KB, Finished in 4th Place in Park Shin-ja Cup…
BNK Defeated Shinhan Bank and Took 5th Place
Japan’s Eneos exacts revenge against KB in ‘Revenge Match’
Cheongju KB, a women’s professional basketball team that lacked the backbone,
ended the Park Shin-ja Cup International Tournament in 4th place.
KB lost 74-79 to Japan’s Eneos Sunflowers in the 3rd and 4th place match
held at the Cheongju Gymnasium in North Chungcheong Province on the 3rd.
Park Shin-ja Cup
The Park Shin-ja Cup, which was founded in 2015 and named after Park Shin-ja,
who is considered a ‘legend of Korean women’s basketball,’
was held as a competition focused on discovering off-season prospects until last year,
but this year it was reorganized into an international competition format where even leading players can appear. 온라인카지노
Overseas clubs also joined in and the prize money increased from 10 million won to 30 million won.
After taking first and second place in Group B, KB and Eneos lost to Toyota (second place in Group A)
Woori Bank (first place in Group A) in the semifinals and were relegated to the third and fourth place match.
Cheongju KB allowed revenge in the rematch with Eneos, which has won the Japanese W-League for 11 consecutive years.
KB defeated Eneos 95-68 in the first match of Group B on the 26th, the first day of the competition.
In a match between former WNBA players, Park Ji-soo scored 8 points after only playing for about 8 minutes,
showing her ability to be one step ahead of Japan’s Ramu Tokashiki (10 points),
who played 14 minutes, but it did not lead to the team’s victory. didn’t
KB, who had left star Ji-Soo Park out of the starting lineup,
was dragged down by conceding consecutive goals to Eneos in the early stages of the game.
As Park Ji-soo took the court in the middle of the first quarter, the cheers of Cheongju fans grew louder.
As the buzzer sounded at the end of the first quarter, Ji-Soo Park’s fadeaway shot cut through the rim,
narrowing the lead to 20-21, one point, and Ji-Soo Park roared loudly.
KB, who successfully fought back with Kang I-seul’s 3-pointer in the second quarter,
widened the lead with goals from Kim So-dam and Lee Yun-mi,
finished the first half with a 6-point lead.
KB widened the gap in the third quarter with Kim Ye-jin’s 3 points,
then ran away to a 12-point lead with Kang I-seul’s 3 free throws and Heo Ye-eun’s 3 points.
Eneos was in hot pursuit of KB, cutting through the rim with every shot,
including Yuka Sato’s three points at the end of the third quarter.
KB had a hard time chasing Eneos in the 4th quarter.
Eneos, who had been accumulating points while Kang Yi-seul and Kim Ye-jin’s 3-point shots failed,
was soon trailing by 1 point with 5 minutes and 19 seconds left.
With about 3 minutes left, KB gave up 3 consecutive points to Mako Fujimoto and Sayaka Okamoto and fell behind 67-72.
Yoon-ah Yeom, who grabbed an offensive rebound with 2 minutes remaining,
narrowed the gap to 2 points with a shot from behind the goal, and 1 minute and 23 seconds later,
Kang I-seul’s 3-point play helped them get back on track.
However, with about a minute left, the team conceded one goal
after another and ended up losing by 5 points due to lack of courage.
For Eneos, Okamoto scored 17 points.
For KB, Kang I-seul scored 25 points, including 5 3-pointers, but the team’s loss faded the score.
In the 5th and 6th place ranking match, Busan BNK, 3rd place in Group B (2 wins, 2 losses),
defeated Incheon Shinhan Bank, 3rd place in Group A (2 wins, 2 losses), 72-53 to take 5th place.
Shinhan Bank began to increase the score early in the first quarter with Sonia Kim’s 3-point play and 3-point shot,
but BNK, which was in close pursuit, succeeded in turning the score around with Hye-ji Ahn’s middle shot.
BNK, which diversified its offensive routes with Han Um-ji and Lee So-hee,
ended the first quarter with a 21-15 lead against Shinhan Bank,
which had a field goal success rate of only 26% in the first quarter.
Its BNK seemed to be giving up the momentum by committing two consecutive turnovers to Shinhan Bank at the end of the second quarter,
but after BNK coach Jeong-eun Park’s timeout, Jinan’s two consecutive points and Kim Ji-eun’s three-point shot began to run away.
BNK Kim Min-a, who succeeded in a steal just before the end of the second quarter,
scored two points under the goal at the end buzzer, ending the first half with a score of 43-32.
Shinhan Bank started the third quarter with three points from Gusul and attempted to turn things around.
The two teams were exchanging points one after another,
the gap widened to 13 points with BNK Lee So-hee’s first 3 points of the day.
Shinhan Bank had a difficult game as Sonia Kim missed a layup in a fast break opportunity and Kang Gye-ri’s follow-up shot missed the rim.
On the Other hand
BNK entered the fourth quarter with a 63-49 lead after Sohee Lee made both free throws two seconds before the end of the third quarter.
When BNK Han Eom-ji scored 3 points 7 minutes and 35 seconds before the end,
Shinhan Bank responded with Gusul’s 3 points, and then started the last-minute chase with Kim Tae-yeon’s 2 consecutive points.
BNK created an 18-point gap thanks to Han Eom-ji’s consecutive scores,
but Shinhan Bank chased the gap to 10 points thanks to Sonia Kim’s 2 points 2 minutes and 24 seconds before the end of the game.
Its BNK, who removed all of their starting players with about 2 minutes left, maintained their lead until the end.
BNK had a blast with Lee So-hee scoring 20 points and 7 rebounds and Ahn Hye-ji scoring 15 points and 9 assists.
For Shinhan Bank, Sonia Kim played hard with 20 points and 9 rebounds,
but was unable to prevent the team from losing.
Basketball Tournament Records
◇ 2023 Park Shin-ja Cup International Basketball Tournament Records
▲ 5th and 6th place match
BNK 72 (21-15 22-17 20-17 20-23) 53 Shinhan Bank
▲ 3rd and 4th place match
Eneos 79 (21-20 13-20 20-21 25-13)74 KB