Kiana Smith (23, 178cm) escaped from the sluggish BNK Thumb match. Yongin Samsung Life Insurance also succeeded in revenge, which doubled the meaning.
Kiana started in the Shinhan Bank SOL 2022-2023 women’s professional basketball regular league home game against Busan BNK Sum held at Yongin Gymnasium on the 14th, and played an active role with 17 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals in 25 minutes and 44 seconds. Samsung Life Insurance won 74-61 with the triple-double performance of Bae Hye-yoon (16 points, 7 rebounds, 9 assists, 2 steals) and rose to second place alone with 3 wins in a row.
Only one of five 3-pointers broke the rim, but Kiana had breakthrough power. In addition to her elaborate mid-range shot, she found a breakthrough through a 2-on-2 with Bae Hye-yoon. In particular, Samsung Life Insurance scored 11 points in the second quarter, which brought a flow early with a quarter score of 27-16. 토토사이트
After the match, Kiana said, “Of course it feels good to win. She was an opponent who had lost both of her previous 2 matches, but she is happy to win the 3rd round head-to-head. She looked bad in the first round matchup, but I think it helped that she looked back and reviewed the fight a lot,” she said.
In fact, Qiyana only scored 4 points and 3 assists in 21 minutes and 7 seconds in the first round of the match. Both of her 3-point shots missed the rim, and BNK Some, who noticed that Kiana had not yet adapted to the team defense, attacked Samsung Life Insurance with Ahn Hye-ji’s 2-2.
Regarding this, Kiana said, “I know Hyeji Ahn as a player who likes assists more than shots. She looked back at the game and defended with distance, while oriented and prepared to deal well with the screen. She seems to have gotten better with the players on team defense,” he said.
She also said, “At the beginning of the season, I played a different style of basketball, so unexpected plays came out. got used to it now I want to show a better performance in the remaining matches.”
As much as she is running with tendonitis in her knee, she is not neglecting her rehabilitation training. “I do two rounds of rehab every day,” Kianna said of the condition of his knee. He’s in good shape, but he’s not perfect. She played in the WNBA right after graduating from college, and came back to Korea right after the season. Her knees couldn’t rest. We plan to continue her rehabilitation training,” she said.