Cheongju KB Stars, ranked 5th in the women’s basketball league, is raising momentum toward the goal of ‘Spring Basketball’. In other words, a new variable has appeared in the middle-ranking game, where the 2nd to 4th place ride is only one game.
KB won 7 wins and 13 losses in 20 games this season until the 26th. It is 5th, 4.5 games ahead of the lowest ranked Bucheon Hana 1Q. The scoring index is also 5th, and rebounds, assists, and blocks are at the bottom of the league.
However, starting from the 17th of last month, when Park Ji-soo, the representative of his team and the league, had a comeback match, the story completely changed. After Park Ji-soo’s return, KB won 5 wins and 2 losses in 7 games. Considering only this period, it is the second highest win rate in the league after the immovable first-team Asan Woori Bank. It is a more dramatic change considering the fact that KB had only 2 wins and 11 losses before that.
The performance after the All-Star break is even better. With three wins in the second half, they have yet to taste defeat. Park Ji-soo was also at the center. He recorded a double-double in all three matches, starting with Hana 1Q on the 15th. Even though his physical condition is not yet perfect, he exudes a sense of presence every day and creates a gravity effect.
The mid-tier teams, which compete for the right to playoffs, are slowing down. Yongin Samsung Life Insurance suddenly turned into an injury ward as Lee Joo-yeon, Kiana Smith, and even Bae Hye-yoon were away due to injuries. Busan BNK also lost momentum compared to the beginning of the season. Both teams have 1 win, 4 losses and 2 wins and 3 losses, respectively , in their last 5 matches . 바카라사이트
If the current trend continues, a reverse electrode is also in sight due to the remaining schedule of the league. This is because there are 10 games left, 2 games for each 5 teams. The ride between 2nd and 4th place is only one game. Except for Woori Bank in the first round, any of the three mid-ranking teams can become a victim of KB.
The problem is the detailed performance that still needs to be refined. Right after the confrontation with Samsung Life Insurance the previous day, both director Kim Wan-soo and Kang I-seul expressed their regrets through interviews. The purpose was to solve the difficult game that should have been easily won. In fact, the lead widened significantly at the beginning of the first quarter, but it was soon caught up, and as a result, it was only a sweaty victory by 4 points over Samsung Life Insurance, which was ‘car and four’.
The chaos was also revealed in the records. Disregarding the fact that the team has the best shooter in the league, Iseul Kang, the 3-point shot success rate was only 18.2%, and it was behind Samsung Life in free throw success rate and steals. Coach Kim spared no bitterness, saying, “I won on the score, but I lost on the content.”
While the battle for rankings, excluding first place and last place, is in a state of confusion, KB will face off against third-place Samsung Life Insurance on the 28th. Prior to that, on the 27th, 2nd place BNK will meet 4th place Shinhan Bank on a single wooden bridge.