Cheongju KB Stars won 88-67 against Yongin Samsung Life Bluemings in the 5th round of the Shinhan Bank SOL 2022-2023 Women’s Professional Basketball regular league held at Cheongju Gymnasium on the 28th.

5th place KB (8-13) with 4 consecutive wins narrowed the gap with 4th place Shinhan Bank (10-10) to 2.5 games. Third place Samsung Life Insurance (11-10) fell into a five-game losing streak.

In KB, Park Ji-soo recorded 24 points, 12 rebounds and 8 assists, performing the best center-like activity. Kim Min-jeong led the team to victory with 19 points and 8 rebounds. Heo Ye-eun achieved a double-double with 12 points and 12 assists. Kang Iseul (11 points) and Sim Seong-yeong (14 points) also contributed.

For Samsung Life, Iseul Shin (11 points), Danbi Kim (11 points), Hyeyun Bae (10 points), and Myeong-Gwan Lee (10 points) scored double digits, but the losing streak could not be broken.

At the beginning of the game, when KB showed an even score distribution and overpowered Samsung Life Insurance with Park Hye-mi’s 3-point shot and Jo Soo-ah’s breakthrough. Iseul Kang scored points with an inside attack, and Min-jung Kim even made a cut-in, giving KB a clear advantage.

Lee Myeong-kwan and Shin I-seul changed the mood for Samsung Life Insurance, which was struggling by giving away many points to Kang I-seul. Bae Hye-yoon, who came as a substitute, added to the score. KB, who allowed the chase, ended the first quarter with 20-17.

As the second quarter began, KB put pressure on Samsung Life with Park Ji-soo at the forefront. Park Ji-soo heated up the court by making an impressive block shot in a fast-breaking situation. Samsung Life also caught up with Lee Myung-gwan and Shin Iseul’s outer cannon bursting again. However, KB did not back down with Park Ji-soo and Heo Ye-eun showing fantastic chemistry.

KB, who kept the lead, ran away with Kang Isul’s 3-point shot. Samsung Life prevented the gap from widening further with Kim Dan-bi’s consecutive three-point shots. KB, with Park Ji-soo, Kang I-seul, and Kim Min-jung all reaching double-digit scores in the first half, ended the second quarter with a score of 43-34.

At the beginning of the third quarter, KB did not let go of the initiative and pushed the opponent. After Heo Ye-eun and Kim Min-jung scored, Shim Seong-young’s outer shell exploded, and the gap widened to 16 points in an instant. When Samsung Life Insurance followed with Shin Iseul’s 3-point shot, Park Ji-soo made an Andone play to prevent the pursuit.

Samsung Life in crisis aimed to turn the tide with Bae Hye-yoon and Kang Yu-rim reviving. Taking advantage of KB’s slowdown, Samsung Life pursued by 7 points. KB, who regained the pace with Lee Yun-mi’s surprise performance, finished the third quarter with a score of 62-51.

Even at the beginning of the 4th quarter, KB showed off its presence by scoring a goal as well as an offensive rebound. Samsung Life counterattacked with strength from Lee Hae-ran, but Park Ji-soo immediately conceded and was unable to continue the trend. Once the energy balance did not come back easily, KB gradually came closer to victory. 먹튀검증

Park Ji-soo, who launched an offensive, succeeded in scoring to make it 79-61 with 4 minutes remaining. KB, with Kim Min-jung and Park Ji-soo at the fore, solidified their victory smoothly.

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