Two teams facing each other in a bad atmosphere.
Asan Woori Bank and Cheongju KB meet at the Shinhan Bank SOL 2022-2023 women’s professional basketball regular league held at Asan Yi Sun-shin Gymnasium on the 5th.
Woori Bank recruited Danbi Kim (180cm, F) this off-season. And I am enjoying the effect to the fullest. He finished the season with 18 wins and 4 losses.
In the first half, he was dominating. They recorded 16 wins and 1 loss. But lately, it has been showing disappointing performance. As a result, they fell into their first losing streak of the season. A situation where the atmosphere needs to rebound after beating KB.
Woori Bank manager Wi Sung-woo, whom we met before the game, said, “Today, all the players are coming out. It’s a situation where everything has to come out. There are only 8 games left. I think it is advantageous, but it is not a decided situation,” he said. “Winning is important, but performance is more important. My performance is so bad these days. Concentrating on improving performance is the biggest task,” he began the interview.
Then, when asked about the selection of Park Ji-hyun (183cm, G), he said, “I will come out as a starter. In fact, I am not in a good condition. But now I think I’ve adapted to being a pro and I have to overcome myself. I need to be more aware and do it.”
Afterwards, director Wie concluded the interview by saying, “I will work hard.”
Meanwhile, KB struggled with Park Ji-soo (196cm, C)’s gap at the beginning of the season. Recorded 2 wins and 11 losses in his first 13 games. However, Park Ji-soo returned and participated in the playoff fight while continuing his winning streak. 안전놀이터
I ran into a problem while I was doing well. Park Ji-soo suffered a finger injury and was diagnosed with the season out. A red light came on for KB’s playoff fight.
The subject of the pre-game interview was Park Ji-soo’s absence. Regarding this, KB coach Kim Wan-soo said, “With (Park) Ji-soo leaving, the players have to go one step further and score one more goal to fill the huge void. You can’t give up because there is no index. As a professional player, he has to do his best until the end,” he began the interview.
He continued, “When there is Jisoo, he used a lot of local defense to balance his stamina. In situations where there is no player, I plan to use basic mental defense more than regional defense. He emphasized that part more,” he said about the defense.
KB struggled very much during the period without Park Ji-soo. At that time, the problem was offense, not defense. Recognizing this, coach Kim said, “The most worrying part is the attack. The players were hesitant because of their lack of confidence. that’s the biggest challenge Players need to be more confident in attack. I’m still emphasizing that part. It instills confidence in the players.”
The ace of KB without Park Ji-soo is Kang I-seul (180cm, F). However, Kang Iseul’s out-of-bounds shots are not listening. The 3-point shot success rate for the season is also 28%, a success rate that does not match Kang Isul.
In response, director Kim said, “(Kang) Seul-i has been bad lately. He also frequently conducts interviews. He said, “I try not to show off myself, but I feel regretful and have a hard time.” If Seul Lee survives, other players can also survive. It would be nice to have more responsibility and confidence,” he said, encouraging Kang Isul.