Shin Dew-Seul and Jo Soo-ah’s growing pains, Samsung Life has no choice but to wait…
Samsung Life Insurance is waiting for the growth of Shin Iseul (170cm, G) and Jo Soo-ah (170cm, G).
Yongin Samsung Life Insurance lost 56-65 in a match against Bucheon Hanawon Q in the 4th round of Shinhan Bank SOL 2022-2023 Women’s Professional Basketball held at Bucheon Indoor Gymnasium on the 19th. Samsung Life Insurance, which suffered three consecutive losses, recorded 11 wins and 8 losses. The ranking also fell from a tie for 2nd to 3rd.
Samsung Life Insurance encountered the news ahead of the 2022-2023 season. It was news that Yoon Ye-bin (180cm, G) was out of the season due to an injury sustained during the 2022 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup. It had to start off bitterly without a key player, Yoon Ye-bin.
Even so, Samsung Life Insurance cruised at the beginning of the season. Kiana Smith (178cm, G), who was selected as the first pick in the first round of the 2022-2023 WKBL draft, shone. The growth of Kang Yoo-rim (175cm, F) and the MVP-class performance of Bae Hye-yoon (183cm, C) were also accompanied.
But there were also concerns. It was on Kiana Smith’s knee. Kiana Smith ran non-stop from her college stage and the WNBA to the WKBL. She came to Korea with knee tendinitis.
Eventually, the red light on Kiana Smith’s condition of her body grew. On December 26, in a match against Asan Woori Bank, she suffered a knee injury that left her off the court. It was a serious enough injury that she was ruled out of the season.
The number of injured players at Samsung Life did not end with Kiana Smith. Even Lee Joo-yeon (171cm, G) was injured in the game against Woori Bank. She was out for the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in her knee.
In the end, all three of Samsung Life’s key guards left. Only Shin Dew Seul and Jo Soo Ah remained as ball handlers.
Samsung Life coach Lim Geun-bae also expressed concern, saying, “There is a shortage of guards. We have to overcome with pass play. We have to play the season with the current players. It is not a situation where we can reinforce players.”
Coach Lim Geun-bae’s concerns came true. Samsung Life Insurance was dragged by Hana One Q from the beginning of the game. 슬롯사이트
Samsung Life’s attack flow has been somewhat stagnant. It wasn’t easy even putting the ball into Bae Hye-yoon. In the first quarter alone, Hana One Q allowed 5 steals.
Samsung Life could not narrow the score gap to within two digits until the third quarter. He scored intermittently, but lacked consistency.
Entering the fourth quarter, it was Samsung Life who seized the opportunity. With Jo Soo-ah and Bae Hye-yoon’s consecutive goals, they caught up to 5 points.
However, Samsung Life could not overcome Hana 1Q’s counterattack. While Hana 1Q made use of all 3 attack opportunities in the game, Samsung Life failed to seize all 3 attack opportunities. It was the moment that led to defeat.
Shin Iseul recorded 6 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals in 28 minutes and 34 seconds of the game. However, he also recorded 4 turnovers. The sense of stability fell, and I was pushed out by the Hana One Q defense.
Jo Soo-ah played all 40 minutes of the match. He posted 9 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Director Lim Geun-bae also evaluated, “(Cho) Soo-ah is improving little by little.”
Samsung Life Insurance has to play the rest of the season with Shin Iseul-Jo Soo-ah system. There is no player to fill the ball handler role instead of them.
In the end, Shin Dew and Jo Soo-ah have to overcome the burden. You have to overcome difficult situations and prove your worth.