“It’s important to play consistently,” says KB Stars’ Park Ji-soo

“The most important thing is to play consistently, regardless of physical condition”

Cheongju KB Stars defeated Bucheon Hana OneQ 71-64 in the second round of the Woori Bank Woori WON 2023-2024 Women’s Professional Basketball League on Feb. 22 at Bucheon Indoor Gymnasium. 텍사스홀덤 The second-place KB Stars, who have won three straight games, are now 5-1 on the season.

Park Ji-soo (196 cm, C) led the game with 15 points, 18 rebounds, and five assists in 31 minutes and six seconds, along with Kim Jong-eun (180 cm, F). She shot around 27% from the field, but made nine free throws. She defended the basket despite being in poor shape.

Park said after the game, “I don’t have much to say. It was a hard call early on. The players were on a roll early on, but we lost it. Our concentration dropped and the team’s mood sank, but it was a good practice before the Woori Bank game. You can’t be sensitive to the calls. You have to be able to focus in any situation.”

“I don’t know why I was chosen as the player of the match. It’s a ‘mental breakdown’. I think they called the worst player and the best player (Park Ji-soo and Heo Ye-eun came to the press conference). If I’ve been concentrating more than 100%, I feel like I’ve lost myself somewhere. Even though I’ve been trying to keep my mind focused, I’ve had two bad games in a row. I’m the most upset. I try to remind myself that I’m human, I make mistakes, and I play these games. I stressed too much at the beginning. I need to do better next time,” he added.

Park Ji Soo said after her match against Hana OneQ on the 17th, “My body feels really good. I want to play every day.” He had a slightly different reaction after the game.

“I gave 100%, 120% at the beginning of the season. My strength was depleted in a short period of time. The coach said, ‘Even if you feel good, you can’t overdo it. You have to play without ups and downs. I felt really good at the beginning, so I pushed myself harder than I could. I agree with him. The most important thing is to play consistently, regardless of your physical condition. You have to catch yourself. It’s not something that anyone can help you with,” he explained.

Finally, he said, “Woori Bank has been a rival for many years since I joined the pro ranks. Woori Bank is just one game. There’s a lot of pressure. I try not to think about it, but my body does. I’m sure the other players feel the same way. You can’t help it. You can’t avoid the match. It’s a testament to the strength of both teams. I’m trying to give a good performance. I will rest well during the break. We’ll go into the rivalry in good shape. We won’t fall victim to the trap defense we faced in the last match,” he concluded the press conference.

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