‘Park Ji-hyun 11 points + Kim Dan-bi 14 points’ Woori Bank 9 consecutive wins… KB 5 consecutive losses
Asan Woori Bank, which dominates women’s basketball, achieved 9 consecutive victories by showing solid organizational skills.
Woori Bank won 51-39 in an away game against Cheongju KB in the 2022-2023 Women’s Basketball Regular League held at Cheongju Indoor Gymnasium on the 12th. Woori Bank, which had been running for 8 consecutive wins until this day, increased the number of consecutive wins to 9, and continued to lead alone with 12 wins and 1 loss. The gap with 2nd place Busan BNK widened to 3 games. KB, which fell to 5th place, recorded 5 consecutive losses and became 2 wins and 11 losses. The ride with the lowest ranked Busan Hana One Q is only half a game.
For Woori Bank, Kim Dan-bi played an active role with 14 points and 8 rebounds, Park Ji-hyun contributed 11 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists, and Choi Lee-sam contributed 8 points. In particular, Park Ji-hyun showed off her seasoned performance by scoring a wedge with her last fake move in the 4th quarter. The defense of the Woori Bank team, which tied KB with less than 40 points, also stood out. In KB, Kim Min-jung scored the most points in the game with 18 points, including two 3-point shots. However, most of the players, except Huh Ye-eun (6 points) and Choi Hee-jin (5 points), were silent and could not break the losing streak.
The difference in power between the two teams was large, but the early flow was tight. Woori Bank, which played against Shinhan Bank in Incheon two days ago, returned to Cheongju after resting for one day. Park Ji-soo was missing and Kang I-seul was not in good condition, and KB aimed for momentum in the early stages. While Woori Bank players remained scoreless for nearly 5 minutes, KB Kim Min-jung stepped in. Kim Min-jung broke through Kim Dan-bi’s tight defense and opened the door with a layup score, followed by a pass from Heo Ye-eun and succeeded in scoring an additional goal.
Woori Bank soon found its pace. 5 minutes and 11 seconds before the end of the first quarter, Lee Sam Choi scored the first goal. Following this, Go Ara, who started for the first time this season, scored his first goal with a three-point shot. KB tried to maintain equal momentum with Kim Min-jung and Huh Ye-eun scoring, but Woori Bank finished the first quarter 14-8 as Choi Yi-sam and Kim Dan-bi scored consecutively. 안전놀이터
The score gap, which had once opened, did not narrow, but widened little by little. After the start of the 2nd quarter, KB Kim Min-jung and Kang I-seul succeeded in 3-point shots in a row, but after that, they were tied up with 19 points. On the other hand, Woori Bank finished the first half with 28-19 as Park Hye-jin, Park Ji-hyeon and Kim Dan-bi successively attacked under the goal. The score gap could not be narrowed any further. In the third quarter, Woori Bank tied KB’s three-point shot without Kang Iseul and kept the score gap with a quick break. In the 4th quarter, Kim Dan-bi’s breakthrough and Go A-ra’s 3-point shot attacked KB both inside and outside. In KB, Choi Hee-jin and Kim So-dam succeeded in consecutive 3-point shots, but it was best to chase up to 10 points.
It’s not just defeat. The 39 points recorded on this day is the lowest score ever since the founding of KB. The previous record was 41 points, which was also recorded in the Woori Bank match on December 17, 2016. Meanwhile, the minimum score in one game was 29 points, which Busan BNK recorded against Woori Bank on February 21 last year. There have been a total of 7 records under 40 points in league history, 4 of which came against Woori Bank.