The Korean women’s selection team lost to the Japanese women’s selection team on the first day.
The Korean university women’s selection team lost 57-79 to the Japanese university women’s selection team in the first day of the 46th Korea-Japan College Basketball Tournament held at Yonsei University Gymnasium on the 19th.
In Korea, Kwon Na-young scored 14 points and Park Seong-eun scored 11 points and 7 rebounds.
Miyu Okamoto scored 16 points and 5 rebounds, and Japan’s Upoma Tanaka scored 12 points and 12 rebounds to lead the victory.
From the beginning of the match, Japan took the lead. While Korea’s offense was sluggish with Japan’s strong pressure and rim protection, Japan widened the gap with aggressive under-the-goal attacks and 3-pointers. After about 4 minutes of the game, Japan led 13-0. Korea counterattacked with Lee Soo-ha’s 3 points and started chasing, but Japan continued to lead by widening the gap again with a quick attack. The first quarter ended with Japan leading 21-12.안전놀이터
At the start of the second quarter, Korea narrowed the gap with a quick score. At the beginning of the quarter, Korea faced a situation where they could aim for a tie or turnaround, but Japan quickly counterattacked with a 3-pointer and a quick attack, widening the gap again. Afterwards, Japan cut off Korea’s attack flow through a strong press, and as Korea poured out mistakes, the initiative quickly passed to Japan again. The first half ended with Japan leading 34-25.
In the second half of the game, Korea pursued and Japan ran away. Korea continued to chase after with 3 points, but Japan calmly counterattacked with Miyu Okamoto at the center and continued to lead.
After finishing the third quarter trailing 46-53, Korea tried to catch up in the fourth quarter as well. The strong pressure caused Japan’s turnover and gave them a chance to pursue. However, Korea also failed to close the score gap, such as committing a turnover due to a pass miss.
With about 3 minutes left in the end, Upoma Tanama succeeded in scoring consecutively from the bottom of the goal, and Japan ran away 67-55.