“I told him that winning as a team is more important than an individual, and the number of runs lost has decreased slightly since last season.”
Dankook University won 58-55 against Gwangju University in the 2023 KUSF College Basketball U-League Women’s College away game held at the Gwangju University Gymnasium on the 3rd, and won four consecutive victories. With a record of 4 wins and 1 loss, Dankook University maintained its 2nd place. Moreover, with 3 wins and 3 losses, it won both matches against Gwangju University, which was in 3rd place, and occupied an advantageous position in the 2nd place.
The driving force behind Dankook University’s victory on this day was defense. Dankook University blocked Gwangju University’s attack with 55 points, allowing an average of 54.3 points before the game. Gwangju University’s field goal success rate on this day was 33.3% (23/69).
Another factor in the victory was that he made 7 3-pointers. However, the free throw success rate was 33.3% (5/15) due to the pursuit. Dankook University was ahead by 19 points at one time, but managed to keep its lead. Prior to the game, Dankook University’s free throw success rate was 71.0%.
Baek Ji-eun, head coach of Dankook University, said after the victory that day, “The first shot went well and we won. A shot went in at the beginning, widening the score gap. Thanks to that, I was able to endure even though I made a lot of mistakes in the second half.”
Another cause that provided an excuse for the pursuit was that Gwangju University made mistakes in the all-out coercive defense. Dankook University, which initially struggled lightly, at one point fell into the crisis of a come-from-behind defeat by committing a bunch of mistakes as if they were playing in a frenzy.
Coach Ji-Eun Baek said, “We don’t have strong guards, and (the players) have soft hearts. I was intimidated by the teacher (director) scolding me. He had to overcome, but he couldn’t overcome,” he said. “I was embarrassed because I made one or two mistakes, so I played like crazy. The referee’s foul call was not a part for them to be involved in, so they were a little excited because they thought they wouldn’t blow it. That’s what got me angry,” he said.스포츠토토
Dankook University, which has been crowned the champion for two consecutive years, was evaluated that its power would weaken due to the graduation of key players. Nevertheless, they are running on a four-game winning streak, only losing in the opening game against Pusan National University this season.
Director Baek Ji-eun said, “Park Seong-eun is holding the center very well on the court. When he is in a hurry, he sometimes looks for Seong-eun,” he said. There are many cases where the ball does not come in even though it is a chance for oneself. You have to do everything yourself, such as helping out on defense. It looks like it will be difficult, but it holds up well in the middle,” praised Park Sung-eun.
Park Sung-sung only scored 8 points that day, but stood out in other areas with 13 rebounds, 9 assists and 2 steals. Moreover, he was the core of the defense that did not come out as a record. Dankook University was able to win thanks to Seongeun Park blocking Gwangju University’s breakthrough path.
Coach Ji-eun Baek said, “He was very good at defense and rebounding. Thanks to that, I won,” he said. Seong-eun’s play should be given more than 100 points,” he praised Park Seong-eun once more.
When coach Ji-Eun Baek said that he would give up the fewest runs, he said, “Since winter training, I have practiced with an emphasis on defense. He tells the players to talk a lot with each other on the court. When he practiced, he said that if he had nothing to say, he would say anything. That’s how they started to help each other,” he said. “(The defense) starts with Seong-eun, but when he told me that the team should win first than the individual, the number of points lost decreased slightly compared to last season (58.9 points, 2nd place).” said
The women’s college team plays 10 games per team. Dankook University played 5 games, which is only half of them. Going into the playoffs is natural given the current flow. Still, there will be areas for improvement.
Director Baek Ji-eun said, “I want to refine the attack so that the center can be used. Each game is important to us. The players continue to do well. I have to trust the players and go.”
Dankook University will challenge Kangwon National University for a 5-game winning streak on the 11th.