Kyung Hee University defeated Hanyang University 60-48 in the 2023 KUSF University Basketball U-League on Thursday at Hanyang University Olympic Gymnasium.
With the win, Kyung Hee extends its winning streak to three games and moves into a tie for fifth place with five wins in its last six games.
Kyung Hee University head coach 메이저놀이터 Kim Hyun-kook said, “The players worked really hard on defense today. It’s just unfortunate that we fell behind in the third quarter due to the opponent’s pressure defense. Today, the players played with confidence that they could win, which led to the victory.”
Kyung Hee University completely stopped Hanyang University’s speed game.
Coach Kim said, “I thought speed and rebounding were important. We focused on controlling the opponent’s fast break. We prepared for the game by focusing on practicing zone defense, stopping fast breaks, and rebounding.”
Freshman Seowon Kim didn’t have much of a presence on the night. She picked up three fouls early in the second quarter. However, in the fourth quarter shootout, she scored back-to-back points to help Kyung Hee University win.
Coach Kim said, “Seowon has a bad leg. She didn’t play against Joseon because of that. We made some mistakes today, but I think we gained confidence after scoring the first goal,” Kim said.
Kyung Hee University has won five of its last six games and has climbed to the mid-table of the league.
“There is something the players believe in and trust,” said Kim. “We have four games left, and we want to win at least two or three of them. We want to show that Kyung Hee University is not dead yet,” Kim said.