When Park Ji-soo (25, KB) stopped, the team’s run stopped as well. Women’s professional basketball Cheongju KB, which was on the rise and was growing hopes for spring basketball, faced a crisis again.
KB lost 70-80 to Bucheon Hanawon Q in the 안전놀이터 2022-2023 Shinhan Bank SOL Women’s Professional Basketball regular league home game on the 2nd. It was a very painful defeat.
On this day, KB continued to lead. Even at 1 minute and 47 seconds before the end of the game, the lead was 60-53, but tied to 4 points including 2 free throws, only Shin Ji-hyun gave 2 3-point shots, allowing 11 points to Hana 1 Q to finish the 4th quarter at 64-64 and go into overtime. paid In overtime, they lost by 6-16.
Unfortunately, ace Park Ji-soo was injured. 3 minutes into the 4th quarter, Park Ji-soo injured his left middle finger while making a block. His finger was dislocated and replaced, and afterwards he was unable to shake off Hana 1 Q’s pursuit and lost. KB was on a 4-game winning streak before the game, but the uptrend was broken.
In the first half of this season, when ace Park Ji-soo started with panic disorder, he repeated his losing streak. KB, which entered the All-Star break with 4 wins and 13 losses, ahead of the bottom Hana One Q by only 2.5 games, was on a 4-game winning streak in the second half. Park Ji-soo joined at the end of the first half and started adapting, and after a break, when he played properly in the second half, KB ran on a winning streak. They caught Hana 1Q and Busan BNK and defeated Yongin Samsung Life Insurance in two consecutive games, fiercely chasing the semifinals. Then, in the match where Park Ji-soo was injured and replaced, he was immediately hit by the lowest-ranked team.
KB, which confirmed the difference between when and without Park Ji-soo, is 3.5 games behind Samsung Life Insurance and Shinhan Bank (11-10), which are tied for third place with 8 wins and 14 losses as of the 1st. KB, who missed the chance to catch up with a 2.5 game car if they won, now has 8 games left. There is still a chance to challenge the semifinals, but it is not an easy situation.
Park Ji-soo’s condition is the key. Park Ji-soo, who was diagnosed with a dislocation at the hospital on the 1st, received a detailed examination on the afternoon of the 2nd. Fortunately, it is a simple dislocation.
The KB team explained, “If there was a ligament, it would have been a big injury that would have ruptured, but there are no symptoms other than dislocation because it was originally a part without ligaments.” However, it remains to be seen whether he will be able to play properly in the next game. KB will play against the leader Woori Bank on the 5th. The ground riding here is more wide open. At the crossroads, I faced the most difficult adversary.