Lee Hae-ran (20, 182cm) perfectly filled the void left by Bae Hye-yoon and led the team to victory.
Bae Hye-yoon of Yongin Samsung Life Insurance recorded her double-double with 22 points, 13 rebounds and 2 assists in the 5th round match against Shinhan Bank SOL 2022-2023 Women’s Professional Basketball Asan Woori Bank held at Asan 먹튀검증 Yi Sun-shin Gymnasium on the 2nd. Samsung Life, who played an active role with Jo Soo-ah and Kang Yu-rim along with Bae Hye-yoon, won 69-58 and escaped from a five-game losing streak.
Lee Hae-ran said, “All of our teams played a very tough game. It feels good to be able to escape from a losing streak.”
On this day, Samsung Life Insurance’s starting center Bae Hye-yoon was absent due to her knee pain. Therefore, it was expected that it would be difficult in the height fight, but Lee Hae-ran actively penetrated the bottom of the goal and attacked Woori Bank’s defense. Thanks to this, Samsung Life was able to overwhelm 49-32 in the rebound fight.
“I received a lot of attention from before, but I couldn’t do my part because of the pressure. Since (Bae) Hye-yoon was absent in this game, I had the mindset that I should do it too. So I had a greater sense of responsibility, and I wanted to show my play.” It is a word of understanding.
In the offseason, Lee Hae-ran received the Park Shin-ja Cup MVP and received a lot of expectations. However, once he entered the season, he failed to live up to coach Lim Geun-bae’s expectations. In the meantime, he showed a somewhat inconsistent playing time, but he managed to rebound to some extent through the match today.
Regarding this, Lee Hae-ran said, “I felt a lot of pressure. (Im Geun-bae) Even the director and older sisters gave me a lot of advice. I had a strong mindset that I had to overcome it on my own, and I thought I had to practice more to get rid of the pressure. So I went all-in on practice and tried to fix things that didn’t work,” he said.
Samsung Life, which escaped from 5 consecutive losses, became 12-10 for the season. The match against 5th place Cheongju KB Stars (8-14) was extended to 4 games, and the blue light for the playoffs was lit.
Lee Hae-ran said, “We have to make a life-or-death decision for each game. Even if we lose, we will work harder for the next match. I want to go to the playoffs, but I think we can go up enough if we work harder.”