Park Ji-soo (25, 196cm) gave the team victory by showing strong performances in both offense and defense.
Park Ji-soo led Cheongju KB Stars to a 62-61 victory in a face-to-face confrontation with Shinhan Bank SOL 2022-2023 women’s professional basketball regular league Busan BNK Some held at Cheongju Gymnasium on the 20th.
Park Ji-soo led her team’s victory with a double-double with 15 points and 13 rebounds. She posted 6 points and 6 rebounds only in the second quarter, facing a 10-16 trail, balancing the game at 29-29.
KB Stars allowed Jinan to score under the goal with 4.7 seconds left and gave the lead to 60-61. KB Stars requested one remaining operation time and attempted a final attack, and eventually won 62-61 with Kim Min-jung’s winning shot. Park Ji-soo was the player who assisted Kim Min-jung’s winning shot.
Park Ji-soo said, “I thought it didn’t make sense to lose like this. Then he saw that he had almost 5 seconds left and he somehow thought he was going to win. If I had 1 or 2 seconds left, I would have been anxious, but I was less anxious because there was more time left than I thought,” he said of his feelings ahead of the last attack.
“The opponent was caught on a team foul, and I tried to attack aggressively, but (Kim) Min-jung was empty. I made a pass and it seems to have gone well,” he said about the last assist situation.
Kim Min-jung received a pass from Park Ji-soo with 4.7 seconds left, and had a no-mark chance at the bottom of the goal. However, in the previous attack, Heo Ye-eun missed an easy attack opportunity, and all of KB Stars watched Min-jung Kim’s shot nervously. 온라인바카라
Park Ji-soo said, “I was a little anxious (laughs). I think it was because (Heo) Ye-eun missed it just before. Still, I thought I would put it in, and I thought I would win,” he said at the time.
Park Ji-soo has been playing better and better since his return. His physical condition coming up is evident in his coat. However, he has lost a lot of weight and has not been able to show the same level of dominance under the basket as he used to.
Regarding this, “His muscle mass doesn’t make a big difference. But he has lost too much weight. It seems that there is a big difference of about 8kg compared to before. Then I think that it is not possible to have only muscles. Appropriate fat also seems to be necessary for strength. The coach is very considerate to help me gain weight. He also prepares beef to be grilled and eaten at the restaurant,” he said, talking about his current physical condition.
KB Stars, with Park Ji-soo’s performance at the forefront, recorded 6 wins and 13 losses, chasing 4th place Shinhan Bank by 3.5 games. KB Stars’ journey to advance to the playoffs is not yet over.