Samsung Life coach Lim Geun-bae on escaping two straight losses: “There are things to reflect on in the win…we did well in the rebounding battle”

“We need to reflect on where we got complacent. We did a good job in the rebounding battle.”

Yongin Samsung Life Blooms head coach Lim Geun-bae reflected on the game after snapping a two-game losing streak.

Lim’s team defeated Bucheon Hana OneQ 65-58 in an away game of the Woori Bank Woori WON 2023-2024 Women’s Professional Basketball League regular season at Bucheon Indoor Gymnasium 온라인카지노 on Nov. 28.

The win snapped a two-game losing streak for third-place Samsung Life, which improved to 10-11 and extended its lead over fourth-place Hana OneQ (7-14) to three games.

The result was a victory, but the process was far from easy. The team finished the first quarter 24-9 thanks to even scoring from its players, but faced a fierce fightback from Hana OneQ in the second quarter. They were unable to contain Yang In-young’s under-the-basket offense and gave up back-to-back three-pointers to Kim Jong-un and Jung Yerim. At the end of the first quarter, the score was 34-33.

In the second half, Samsung Life fought a back-and-forth battle with Hana WonQ. The Goddess of Victory didn’t turn her back on them as they remained focused until the end. At the end of the fourth quarter, Kiana Smith hit a crucial three-pointer to secure a valuable victory. In addition to Kiana (21 points), Bae Hye-yoon (12 points, 11 rebounds, 9 assists), Lee Hae-ran (13 points), and Lee Ju-yeon (10 points) were other key contributors to the victory.

Speaking after the game, head coach Lim Geun-bae said, “It was tough, but the players worked hard and played well until the end, so we were able to take control of the game. I’m grateful to them.” “However, we need to reflect on the part where we became complacent when the score increased. That made the opponent chase us and made the game difficult.”

True to his word, Samsung Life faltered in the second quarter and missed a chance to win easily. “Our players play hard, but they’re a little rushed. When the opponent used a zone defense, our pattern was to rush, and we got stuck,” he said, adding, “But that’s something our players need to experience and grow from.”

At the same time, the coach did not forget his words of encouragement. “We won anyway. I tried to hold on to the rebounds. We’ve always lost the rebounding battle lately, but today we won one (38-37). The players did a good job in that aspect,” he applauded.

Kiana, who suffered a patella tendon injury last year, was in great shape and led Samsung Life’s offense. Coach Lim said, “Kiana’s physical condition is improving. She played her role well when it was crucial.” “I think she will be a good combination with Bae Hye-yoon when she is fit. Kiana has a good passing ability,” he said.

Finally, Lim Geun-bae also spoke about Lee Hae-ran, who is showing rapid growth, saying, “I told her before the game that her defense needs to improve, but she did very well today. There was a timing for cutting in, and today, about three of them went in at the right time.” “We have the advantage of hitting from the outside, so we need to throw boldly when the opportunity comes. It’s not that we don’t have shots. We need to be aggressive,” he encouraged.

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