The defensive energy level of Kang Iseul (180cm, F) also shone.
Cheongju KB Stars defeated Bucheon Hanawon Q 85-76 in the Shinhan Bank SOL 2022-2023 women’s professional basketball held at Cheongju Gymnasium on the 14th. Win the first game after the All-Star break. With 5 wins and 13 losses, it narrowed the gap with Incheon Shinhan Bank (8 wins and 9 losses) in 4th place by 3.5 games.
The core strength of KB Stars is Park Ji-soo (196cm, G) and Kang Iseul (180cm, F). Anyone who is involved in women’s basketball and a fan who has watched a lot of women’s basketball knows this.
The team facing KB Stars is also wary of Park Ji-soo and Kang I-seul. Even if Park Ji-soo and Kang I-seul are not in 100% physical condition, Park Ji-soo’s attack under the goal and Kang I-seul’s 3-point shot have a tremendous impact.
Hanawon Q coach Do-wan Kim, who had to deal with KB Stars, also said before the game, “(Park) Ji-soo is back, and (Kang) Seul-i’s 3 points must also be vigilant. There is more to do than the previous round,” he said, focusing on Park Ji-soo and Kang Isul. In particular, I was more wary of Kang Isul’s 3 points.
This is the reason Kang Iseul suffered from a lot of checks from the beginning. It is also the reason why she kept clashing with Kim Ji-young (171cm, G), who has speed, strength and sticky movements.
Nevertheless, Iseul Kang led the attack in the early stages. She poured in 10 points in the first quarter alone. Although she couldn’t show much of her long-term three-point shot, she had fun by inducing foul free throws following breakthroughs and breakthroughs.
As time passed, Kang Isul’s scoring power decreased. However, he played an important role in defense. In particular, when KB Stars used a modified area defense, Isul Kang was responsible for the entire baseline. He or he was the front-most defensive vanguard. 메이저놀이터
It moved widely, but moved quickly. At the same time, KB Stars’ defensive rotation worked well. Specifically, he did in the third quarter. Blocked Hana 1 Q’s score in the 3rd quarter with ‘9’. KB Stars, who led the third quarter by 19-9, finished the third quarter with a score of 66-55. The momentum of the third quarter was maintained until the end.
KB Stars coach Kim Wan-soo, who got out of the losing streak, said after the game, “It felt like the matchup regional defense that was implemented last season was being read. That’s why I brought out the 1-3-1 area defense. If I refine it a little more, I think it will become another weapon for our team,” he said, citing the defense of the deformed area as approval.
After that, “(Kang) Seuli was either the front or the back. This is because he boasts the most stamina among the players on the court. However, when I have to run in the front line, I can share the role with (Yeom) Yoona.”
Kang Yi-seul said, “Me and (Yeom) Yoon-a unnie run alternately between the front and back. It is a position that consumes a lot of stamina, but due to the exponent, you can save energy for attacks. Also, when he’s not shooting, he has to contribute on defense and rebounding.”
“You have to give 120% in every game. Even if he does, it’s unknown if he’ll make it to the playoffs. We have to do our best in each game,” he added, explaining why he puts his energy into defense as well.
It was clear that Kang Isul’s defensive energy level was high against Hana One Q. If Iseul Kang’s high defensive energy level contributes to KB Stars’ upward trend, the league game could change. This is why Iseul Kang’s defensive energy was impressive in the match against Hana 1Q.