The reduced dependence on Bae Hye-yoon, Lee Hae-ran and Shin Yi-seul, who have grown even more

Samsung Life is no longer a team that relies solely on Bae Hye-yoon.

Yongin Samsung Life Insurance met Asan Woori Bank in the regular league of Woori Bank’s Woori WON 2023-2024 women’s professional basketball held at Asan Yi Sun-shin Gymnasium on the 24th and lost 48-53.

Samsung Life is called the youngest and most promising team in the league. Through years of rebuilding, promising players were collected and players continued to grow.

Up until last season, Bae Hye-yoon (183 centimeters, C) was the main player of the team. This is because most of the attacks were centered on Bae Hye-yoon. Bae averaged 16.3 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 4 assists last season. In particular, he played the most important role in finishing the team’s score at important moments.

However, Bae Hye-yoon could not be with the team this offseason. He couldn’t even play at the beginning of the season. Kiana Smith (178 cm, G) and Yoon Ye-bin (180 cm, G) were also absent. The young players had to finish.

In this process, young players have grown to the next level. In particular, Lee Hae-ran (181 cm, F) averaged 17.6 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 1.8 steals. He showed the best performance. Shin Yi-seul (170 cm, G) also played his part as the team’s main guard, averaging 10.2 points and 5.8 assists.

Samsung Life Insurance’s first opponent in the second round, who finished the first round with 3 wins and 2 losses, was Woori Bank, a defending champion. Head coach Lim Geun-bae said, “I hope our players don’t step down easily. I’d love to bump into it. I will see that kind of attitude,” he said.

In fact, Samsung Life Insurance bullied Woori Bank with its determination. Prepare for various defenses. In particular, he actively assisted Kim Dan-bi (180 centimeters, F) and Park Ji-hyun (183 centimeters, G). After the switch defense, he interfered with the opponent’s shot with a quick recovery. Woori Bank, which struggled under pressure from Samsung Life Insurance, scored only eight points in the second quarter.

In the attack, he also bullied his opponent with a quick attack. Lee Hae-ran scored 10 points in the first half alone. On top of that, the outer gun of Shin Iseul came out. At the end of the second quarter, the score was 27-23. He gained the upper hand with determination.

Samsung Life Insurance’s dominance did not last long. Because this energy was not connected. Samsung Life Insurance, which lost its power, quickly collapsed. The score in the third quarter was only five points. In particular, 0-13 runs were allowed at the end of the third quarter. Young players tried to shoot, but they were impatient. He couldn’t break the opponent’s flow and finished the third quarter 32-37.

a five-point gap. But Samsung Life has not given up. I cheered up once again. He bullied his opponent with his activities. As a result, he only allowed four runs in five minutes of the quarter. In addition, Lee Hae-ran scored five points to lead the team’s attack.

At important moments, Bae Hye-yoon cheered up. I actively touched the ball. And leading the attack. He even scored a come-from-behind goal. However, Samsung Life Insurance failed to control Park Ji-hyun (183 centimeters, G) in the match and lost somewhat unfortunately.

On this day, Bae Hye-yoon scored 9 points and 4 assists for Samsung Life Insurance. It is a bit disappointing compared to the usual performance. Nevertheless, it played a close game with Woori Bank. He tied the opponent to 53 points with a strong defense. And it was the result of Lee Hae-ran scoring 17 points and Shin Yi-seul scoring 11 points to lead the team’s attack. It would have been the best if we had the result of victory. However, they are young players of Samsung Life Insurance, who were still not enough to prevent Woori Bank’s potential.


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