SK extends winning streak to 10 games
Seoul SK got 11 players in double figures, led by Jamil Warney, Jaehyun Oh, and Youngjun Ahn, to defeat Goyang Sono 87-61 in the 2023-24 regular season at Jamsil Student Gymnasium on Friday.
With the win, SK extended its winning streak to a season-high 10 games and solidified its hold on second place. At the center of the win was Oh Jae-hyun. He finished with 14 points, seven rebounds, and four assists, and was the most active player in the win.
“I thought it would be a tough game because (Kim) Sun-hyung doesn’t have an older brother and (Heo) Il-young doesn’t have an older brother, but I feel good that we won as a team,” 카지노사이트 Oh said in the postgame interview.
SK has been playing an intense schedule this season, playing about every other day. This schedule definitely takes a toll on their stamina.
How does it feel to be on such a long winning streak with such a schedule? “I actually didn’t think I could win 10 games in a row,” Oh said. However, my confidence is growing as the streak continues. After the fifth game in a row, I realized that I wanted to continue the streak. It’s good that I can keep my game feeling,” he said, adding that he uses the difficult schedule as a call to arms.
This strength continued into today’s game. Late in the fourth quarter, he grabbed his thigh. Oh said, “(Lee) Jung-hyun’s knee hit his thigh and he got a bruise, but when he played in the fourth quarter, it got better.” Oh conveyed his competitive spirit instead.
Oh hit two 3-pointers on the day. It was a no-mark opportunity, but the meaning was encouraging, as coach Jeon Hee-chul had mentioned before the game. As if on cue, Oh will represent Seoul SK in the 3-point contest at the All-Star Game.
In response, Oh said, “I’ve gotten a lot of calls from people around me. I tried to go and come in peace, but I think I need to practice. I don’t have time to practice now, but I’ll try to practice after the KCC game (Jan. 11). It doesn’t matter if I don’t make it to the end, as long as I make more shots. Even if I don’t shoot all of them, it’s better than not shooting at all,” he said.
On the night, Oh grabbed the second-most rebounds behind Jamil Warney. We asked him about the secret to his impressive numbers.
“Won-hyuk (Choi) usually gets under the basket and grabs it well, so Won-hyuk is learning a lot from him. Especially after watching a lot of games, I think I learned a little bit about when to dive in and catch the ball. I tried to use what I studied a lot in this game, and I think it helped,” he said, providing some background on his developing rebounding ability.
Oh is currently averaging 8.9 points and 32.7 percent from three-point range for the team. But he’s also been the team’s energizer bunny in ways that don’t show up on the stat sheet. His hard work is being recognized.