Dramatic winning shot’ Sonia Kim “It was effective to enter the game with a strong mind”
The Woori Bank exhibition started with Sonia Kim (30, 177cm) and ended with Sonia Kim.
Incheon Shinhan Bank played an active role with 25 points and 12 rebounds in the 5th round of the Shinhan Bank SOL 메이저사이트 women’s professional basketball Asan Woori Bank held at Dowon Gymnasium in Incheon on the 30th. Along with Sonia Kim, Shinhan Bank, where key players such as Han Chae-jin (14P) and Kim Jin-young (10P) played their part, won 74-72.
Sonia Kim said, “The team members were very disappointed with the loss against BNK (27th). Before this match, the players said, ‘Let’s do our best no matter what the result is’. Especially in defense, I made up my mind not to lose my tenacity toward the ball.”
Sonia Kim did not shrink at all even against strong Woori Bank, who left her magic number 4 until winning the regular season. Sonia Kim said, “Today I played the game with a stronger mind (than usual). Since her mother came to Korea, she also had to work harder. Before the game, I was conscious of the fact that it was my family’s team. However, during the game, I played with the mindset of playing against the opponent without any special emotions.”
“The fact that the opposing team missed a lot of 3-pointers also helped us win. Woori Bank is a really strong team, so I don’t expect to win every time. It is important for our teams to play hand-to-hand with each other. All team members did their part. In particular, even the bench players did their part well, so we were able to win.”
Shinhan Bank never gave the opponent a lead until the third quarter. The crisis came in the 4th quarter. About 1 minute and 40 seconds before the end of the game, the score gap narrowed to 1 point, and Choi Yi-sam’s 2-point shot took the lead. At this time, Sonia Kim took on the role of a solver. Shinhan Bank achieved a dramatic victory with a basket count 6.7 seconds before the end of the game.
Sonia Kim said, “I am usually confident in my right layup. So, without much thought, he landed a layup with his right hand. I wasn’t conscious of the referee’s call. I think we were lucky that the referee raised our hand in the foul challenge,” he recalled, recalling the moment of dramatic reversal.
Sonia Kim transferred to Shinhan Bank and took on a more important role within the team than before. Sonia Kim said, “I do get stressed out. But I think (Ace Roll) is a privilege. It’s also fun because he can do a lot of things that his former team couldn’t. There are many things the director does, so I am grateful.” He also showed a sense of leisure enjoying the weight of Ace.
It will be worth watching to see if Sonia Kim will be able to sustain the wind of propaganda caused by the Woori Bank exhibition.