“It’s in the middle of the day.”
WKBL Bucheon HanawonQ coach Kim Do-wan (50) sighed ahead of the 2022-2023 Shinhan Bank SOL Women’s Professional Basketball 3rd round away game against Busan BNK held at the Sajik Indoor Gymnasium in Busan on the 11th.
Hana 1 Q recorded 1 win and 10 losses (0.091 win rate) in 11 games of the season before the game on this day, and is at the bottom of the 6 teams. Shin Ji-hyeon (27) and Jeong Ye-rim (21) are struggling with attacking options, but they are hardly rebounding.
Ahead of the BNK match, news spread that Jung Ye-rim would not be able to appear in the match. After the home game against Woori Bank on the 3rd, he complained of dizziness, and as a result of the hospital examination, symptoms of anemia came out. Director Kim explained, “I came here and warmed up, but I thought it wouldn’t work.”
Jeong Ye-rim is a player who played an active role this season, averaging 11.4 points and 5.6 rebounds. He is bound to have blanks, of course.
In addition, captain Yang In-yeong’s injury continues, and Kim Mi-yeon is also scheduled to miss another two weeks due to a split between her 토토 little toe and fourth toe. As three players could not participate, Hana 1Q had no choice but to face difficulties in appointing players.
Even after the game started, the dizzying moments continued. In particular, with 2 minutes and 42 seconds remaining in the first quarter, ace Shin Ji-hyeon (27) felt pain in her right knee during the competition. He couldn’t walk and was helped back to the bench. Ace’s departure was fatal for Hana One Q.
Fortunately, it was not a major injury, and Shin Ji-hyun returned to the court at the end of the first quarter. However, as if there was an aftermath of the injury, he stayed with 7 points that day.
To make matters worse, even Kim Aena, who struggled with 10 points that day, was injured. He stepped on an opponent’s foot in the process of landing after attempting a last-minute shot in the third quarter, turning his right ankle. Kim Anna, who complained of pain, eventually left the stadium on a stretcher.
In the end, the match was a 47-69 defeat for Hana One Q. Until the first half, BNK missed a shot chance and the game seemed to be unsolved, but Hana 1 Q could not take advantage of this opportunity at all. On the contrary, the score gap only widened as we went further.
Coach Kim, who entered the press conference with a deep sigh after the game, smiled bitterly, saying, “I have nothing to say. What can I say?” At the same time, he said, “I’m worried about how to organize a lot of injured players,” and “I think I’ll have to carry a big homework.”
Hana 1 Q lost the game that day and fell into a swamp of three consecutive losses. And even more bitter than the losing streak, the resources to break it were suffering from injuries.