(Seoul = Yonhap News) Reporter Ahn Hong-seok = Korea’s women’s basketball team lost to ‘Kangho’ Belgium and lost the opening two consecutive FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cups in 2022.
The Korean national team, led by coach Jeong Seon-min, lost 61-84 in the second match against Belgium in Group A on the second day of the tournament held at the Olympic Park Sports Center in Sydney, Australia on the 23rd.
Belgium, ranked 5th in the FIBA ranking, is a strong team that finished 4th in the 2018 tournament. South Korea is ranked 13th.
After losing the first match against China, Korea, which suffered two consecutive losses, placed 6th, the bottom of Group A.
The top 4 teams in each group advance to the quarterfinals.
In the women’s basketball World Cup finals, Korea recorded 11 consecutive losses from the 2010 quarterfinal match against the United States to today’s match.
Korea Republic will challenge for the first victory of this tournament in the third game against Bosnia and Herzegovina, ranked 26th in the FIBA ranking at 5 pm on the 24th.
South Korea, which entered the tournament after losing resources such as Park Ji-soo (KB), Bae Hye-yoon (Samsung Life Insurance), and Choi Yi-sam (Woori Bank) to injuries, could not overcome its inferiority in height.
South Korea trailed Belgium 31-42 in rebounding. The success rate of the outer artillery, which has a relative strength, was also pushed down to 32%-38%.
The score difference from 12-26 in the first quarter widened to 30-50 at the end of the first half.
Korea, which increased the speed of conversion to air defense in the third quarter, started operating the outer artillery in earnest and tightened the reins of the pursuit.
Park Hye-jin (Woori Bank) scored her first three points at the beginning of the quarter, and Yoon Ye-bin (Samsung Life Insurance) scored three points from the right-middle in the final three minutes.
However, Belgium still scored comfortably from below the goal, and the gap hardly narrowed.
In the fourth quarter, which was hit 19 points behind, Korea showed a lack of concentration and the gap widened further.
Among Korean players, only Kang Yi-seul (11 points, KB) scored in double digits.
In Belgium, Hind Abdelkader took the lead in the victory with the most 17 points.
<23 days record>
▲ Group A
Korea (2 losses) 61 (12-26 18-24 20-19 11-15) 84 Belgium (1 win, 1 loss)
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