Yang In-young (184 cm, F) couldn’t smile despite her best performance.
Bucheon Hana OneQ lost 66-67 to Yongin Samsung Life in the regular season of the Woori Bank Woori WON 2023-2024 Women’s Professional Basketball League at Yongin Indoor Gymnasium on March 6. The team played its first game of the 2023-2024 season with a different lineup, but was unable to get its first win.
Hana OneQ finished the 2022-2023 season with a record of 6 wins and 24 losses. The team showed interest in resources to strengthen the team. Why Hana OneQ called on Kim Jong-un (180 cm, F), a former franchise star and championship ring winner with Woori Bank.
Kim’s combination of offense, defense, and experience is exactly what Hana OneQ needs. In particular, Kim’s experience and self-management skills are necessary for Hana One Q, which is composed mainly of young players. Experience is what Hana One Q needs most.
That said, Kim can’t carry the entire load. The existing core players will also need to step up. Yang In-young (184 cm, C) is one of them. In 25 games in the 2022-2023 season, he averaged 28:52 minutes per game, with 9.08 points, 7.7 rebounds (2.6 offensive), 2.0 assists, and 1.2 blocked shots. Hana OneQ’s 1-option big man.
Hana Wonq needs Yang In-young to provide perimeter defense and rebounding battles, so that Hana Wonq can benefit from the “power-up” effect. Yang In-young needs to take some of the load off of Kim Jong-un so that Hana One Q can reach its goal of double-digit wins. 보스토토 도메인
When Kim Jong-un was near the rim, Yang In-young tried to play the high-low game near the 3-point line, either by post-ups to Park Hye-mi (184 cm, F) or screens to set up 2-on-2s for Kim Ae-na (168 cm, G) or Shin Ji-hyun (174 cm, G).
With Kim defending so much, Yang In-young was able to take some of the defensive pressure off of her. This translated into offense. In the first quarter alone, he scored 7 points (2-for-3), grabbed 4 rebounds (2 offensive), dished out 1 assist, and blocked 1 shot. She had the most first-quarter points on the team and the most first-quarter rebounds of any player on either team, contributing to Hana OneQ’s advantage (16-13).
Yang In-young also scored the first points of the second quarter, but struggled with defensive rebounding in a lineup without Kim Jong-un, which threw off Hana OneQ’s defensive rhythm. Despite finishing the first half with a 27-22 lead, Hana WonQ’s second half looked shaky.