Wearing the same uniform as your schoolmates is an experience that can only be enjoyed at a mother-daughter basketball tournament. Yang Ji-hee and Kim Bomi, who formed a friendship at Supia Girls’ High School, also reminisced about the old days as they played on the same team after a long time.

Supia Girls’ High School defeated Spurt, a club basketball team, in the quarterfinals of the 42nd Korean Mothers’ Basketball Tournament at Sookmyung Girls’ High School Gymnasium on March 3 to reach the fourth round. Supia Women’s High School will play Sookmyung Women’s High School in the quarterfinals on April 4 to advance to the finals.

Yang Ji-hee, who competed in the 2019 and 2021 Mothers’ Basketball Tournament, was competing for the second time in two years. Although she didn’t have much time to prepare for the tournament due to childcare, once she was fit, she skillfully dominated under the basket to lead Supia Girls’ victory.

However, Yang is dismissive. “I’m playing every two years by accident,” she laughed, “I didn’t have enough time to exercise after giving birth. I was fouled on my first shot, and when I heard ‘mate’, I realized, ‘Oh, I came to play basketball’. I shot 10 shots in the basement of my apartment before the tournament, but I couldn’t shoot anymore. My husband seriously told me not to go out,” she said.

Sookmyung Women’s High School, which faces Supia High School in the quarterfinals, will be without Shin Hye-in, Park Chae-jung, and Yang Eun-joo due to the wedding of Sookmyung High School coach Lim Hyun-ji. With the advantage in terms of available players, Supia Girls’ High School has a good chance of reaching the final.

“I still think Sookmyung Girls’ High School has an advantage,” says Yang Ji-hee. I heard that Sookmyung Girls’ High School gets together once a month to practice, but we don’t have enough training. Even today, I was physically exhausted. I went to high school in the 2000s, so it was hard to play against 2000s students,” she laughed.

Playing with Kim Bomi, who was two years her junior at Supia Girls’ Middle and High School, will be remembered fondly. They never played on the same team after their professional debuts, especially Kim Bomi, who was ineligible because she retired less than three years ago. She only played in the quarterfinals as an exception, as her club basketball team, Spurt, took over for Inseong Girls’ High School, who withdrew. She won’t be able to play in the quarterfinals.

“I thought my heart was going to explode,” Kim said. My heart was beating in my head, but I can communicate with (Yang) Ji-hee just by looking at her. We’ve known each other for about 20 years, and she’s a good basketball player herself, so it was easy.” Kim continued, “She was my favorite senior in school. He has a style of taking care of you while taking a double bath,” she laughed.

Yang Ji Hee then said, “I remembered playing with (Kim) for the first time in a long time. She was an all-around player, but today she was playing with her taller sisters, so she was just trying to do what she was comfortable with.”토토사이트

Meanwhile, in the quarterfinals, Yang Jung-ok replaced Kim Bomi. “I can’t play, but I’m not worried because there are seniors who can play better. I’ll be able to cheer them on with ease,” she said.

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