Park Ji-hyun, who won the first game of the second half, “I have more responsibility”
Thanks to Park Ji-hyun’s performance, Woori Bank won the first game of the second half.
Asan Woori Bank met Busan BNK in the Shinhan Bank SOL 2022-2023 Women’s Professional Basketball regular league held at Asan Yi Sun-shin Gymnasium on the 14th and won 68-56. He won the first game of the second half and succeeded in winning 14 in a row.
On this day, Woori Bank had to play in a bad situation. This is because the team’s main players Park Hye-jin (177cm, G) and Choi Yi-sam (182cm, F) did not play. Nevertheless, Jihyun Park (183cm, G) and Danbi Kim (180cm, F) won the match.
Park Ji-hyun recorded 24 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 blocked shots. In particular, at the beginning of the 4th quarter, Kim Dan-bi was sent off for 5 fouls, but he led the team’s attack and became the number one contributor to the team’s victory.
Park Ji-hyun actively attacked from the first quarter. He alone put up 8 points. He attacked Ahn Hye-ji (164cm, G), who is shorter than himself. In particular, the score gap widened through consecutive points at the end of the quarter. He played a big role in the 2nd quarter as well. He raised the team spirit by scoring consecutively at the beginning of the second quarter. As a result, Woori Bank was able to finish the first half with a score of 36-25.
Park Ji-hyun continued to play an active part in the second half. He put up 8 points in the 3rd quarter. Woori Bank, with Park Ji-hyun at the fore, made an 18-point difference. And Park Ji-hyun added 2 points in the 4th quarter, giving the team victory.
Park Ji-hyun, who we met after the game, said, “It was the first game of the second half after the All-Star break. Since he had an All-Star break, he thought of his game sense, but he passed the test well. In a game without (Park) Hyejin or (Choi) Lee Sam, the players seemed to have done well, so I won.”
When Park Ji-hyun was asked about the gap between Park Hye-jin and Choi I-sam, he said, “Two players who play as the main axis are missing. And since the game starts again after the All-Star break, I feel more responsible.”
Also, “As the two were missing, I attacked more times. So I thought I should do more. I didn’t see the result, but I made a lot of mistakes. I think I need to watch it again and prepare well.” 메이저놀이터
Woori Bank has now succeeded in winning 14 consecutive games. When asked about this, Park Ji-hyun said, “Our team members don’t talk about that much. It’s not a matter of course that we win. That’s why I’m focusing more on each game.” (Laughter) The team makes it, so I am working harder thinking that if I do well, I can engrave the most consecutive wins in WKBL.”