Lee Hae-ran played the game of his life and broke the team’s 5-game losing streak.
Yongin Samsung Life Insurance met Asan 스포츠토토Woori Bank in the Shinhan Bank SOL 2022-2023 Women’s Professional Basketball regular league held at Asan Yi Sun-shin Gymnasium on the 2nd and won 69-58.
Lee Hae-ran played the game of life on this day. He recorded 22 points and 13 rebounds. Both points and rebounds were career highs. He also grabbed 7 offensive rebounds. This was also the highest of his career.
Lee Hae-ran’s first half showed strength in rebounding rather than scoring. He helped the team by grabbing 5 offensive rebounds alone. However, in the second half Lee Hae-ran helped the team win by scoring. In the third quarter, he scored 8 points alone and led the team’s fast attack.
And in the 4th quarter, he played an active role at every important moment and helped the team win. He scored the first goal in the fourth quarter with his own hand, widening the score gap to double digits. Later, as the opponent pursued, he made 59-55 with a mid-range jumper. And in a 63-58 situation, he scored a key goal and led his team to victory.
Lee Hae-ran, who we met after the game, said, “It feels good to finish a tough game and escape from a losing streak.”
He continued, “Before that, I received a lot of attention, so there were many times when I couldn’t play my role. But today I thought I had to work harder because there were no unnies. There was a sense of pressure, but I had a strong desire to show more of myself.”
Afterwards, when asked how to overcome the burden, Lee Hae-ran said, “In fact, even the director and older sisters helped me a lot. He all gave good advice. But I thought I had to overcome it myself. And he thought that practice was the only way to get rid of the pressure. So she focused on practicing more.”
Samsung Life recently fell into a 5-game losing streak, and it took an emergency to advance to the playoffs. However, the victory in the game on this day increased the chances of advancing to the playoffs. In response, Lee Hae-ran said, “I want to go to the playoffs. I think I can go up if I play harder,” he said. “You have to decide to live or die every game. Even if I lose, I will not dwell on it and try to work hard for the next game.”