“Honestly, I don’t want to meet Woori Bank. If Shinhan Bank and Samsung Life Insurance prepare well, they will have a chance (to advance to the championship match).”
Busan BNK won 77-55 in the Shinhan Bank SOL 2022-2023 women’s professional basketball Yongin Samsung Life Insurance home game held at Ulsan Dongchun Gymnasium on the 24th, winning three consecutive victories. BNK, on the rise, recorded 16 wins and 12 losses and jumped into a tie for second place. BNK will take the final second place if it wins the same victory as Samsung Life Insurance, who is tied for second place in the remaining two games.
In order for BNK to take second place for the first time since the team was founded, they had to win unconditionally on this day. If they lost, the gap with Samsung Life Insurance would widen by two games, effectively ending the competition for second place.
BNK pushed Samsung Life from the start of the game. BNK, who finished the first quarter with a score of 27-16, hesitated for a while in the middle of the second quarter. BNK, who had been fighting around 10 points, showed their concentration in the middle of the 3rd quarter and widened the score gap and approached victory.
Five players performed evenly, scoring double digits. Among them, Jin An recorded a double-double with 19 points, 13 rebounds and 3 assists.
After winning that day, Jinan said, “I knew that if I won today (24th), I would be tied for second place, so I took a day off (after the game with Woori Bank), but I played the game while trying to pour everything out.”안전놀이터
Both home games in Changwon and Ulsan were decorated with victories.
Jinan said, “Even in Changwon, the rim was awkward the day before the workout, and when I practiced yesterday (23rd), the shot personally didn’t go well.” I mentioned the feeling of having done it.
When asked about his rebounding and cut-ins, Jinan said, “I don’t have a good shooting feel these days like last year, so I pay attention to rebounds, and my cut-ins work well because I put the screen well and my teammates look at me well.”
One of the players who passed the pass to Jinan well was Kim Han-byeol.
Jinan said, “They say that if you sit in the post, you pass well, so I settled down under the goal.” I had to rub it in without unnie, but (because of Kim Han-byeol) it went well. Kim Han-byeol explained the effect, saying, “Since my sister comes back (from injury) and rubs it on, I have a chance to go outside.”
The reason BNK was able to take the lead in the early stages of the game was thanks to the performance under the goal by the Big Three, led by Kim Han-byeol, Jinan, and Han Um-ji.
Jinan said, “At the beginning of the season, it was difficult because there were only three centers. The three of them talk and try to fix it, and because they match well, the opportunity to attack is better than in the beginning, and the rebound is also good because it is tall,” he said. Han Umji also gives good passes while post-up. Hanbyeol unnie boxed out and focused, so there is more space to grab a rebound.”
BNK’s playoff opponent, which can claim second place on its own, is likely to be Samsung Life Insurance or Shinhan Bank.
Jin An said, “Honestly, I don’t want to meet Woori Bank (in the semifinal playoffs). Shinhan Bank and Samsung Life Insurance hoped that if they prepared well, they would have a chance (to go up to the championship match).”