Lee Da-yeon and Kim Tae-yeon made Shinhan Bank look forward to tomorrow.
Incheon Shinhan Bank lost its first game of the season against Busan BNK Thumb 71-76 in the Woori Bank Woori WON 2023-2024 on Tuesday at Incheon Dowon Gymnasium. Shinhan lost its first game of the season and dropped to 2-2.레모나토토 도메인
Despite the loss, Shinhan continued to fight hard against BNK until the end. The team struggled to fill the void left by Byun’s absence, with strong performances from Lee Da-yeon (15 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists), who played 23:38 minutes, and Kim Tae-yeon (18 points, 4 rebounds), who played 24:40 minutes.
Lee’s 15 points tied her career high for points and rebounds in a single game. Last season, she scored 15 points against Bucheon Hana OneQ on January 8, 2022.
Lee shot a perfect 100 percent (3-of-3) from three-point range against BNK to keep the game close. In the decisive fourth quarter, she hit a three-pointer from the top of the key as time expired, and with a one-point deficit (64-65), she drained an outside shot from around 45 degrees on the left side. With 11 seconds left in the game (69-74), she hit a layup to keep the fight alive.
While Lee stood out in the nail-biter, it was Kim Tae-yeon who set the stage for an early third-quarter comeback. Kim Tae-yeon received passes from guards such as Lee Kyung-eun in the first half and scored under the basket. In the third quarter, after warming up, Kim Tae-yeon took advantage of her height advantage under the basket to rack up points. She scored eight points in about four minutes to tie the game (44-44).
The loss left their records in tatters, but Shinhan Bank saw hope. After the game, Coach Gunadan said, “They can do enough. We need to continue to build on this. Without them, we would have had a tough game. I hope they will continue to play like this in the future.”
Shinhan Bank needs more than just one hero to win. The support of the rest of the team must be a constant, not a variable, so that the victory can be completed no matter who the hero is.