Women’s professional basketball ‘defending champion’ Asan Woori Bank got off to a good start to the new season by defeating Busan BNK in the opening game.
Woori Bank won 74-70 after a fierce overtime battle in the official opening game of the ‘Woori Bank Woori WON 2023-2024 Women’s Professional Basketball’ against BNK held at Asan Yi Sun-shin Gymnasium on the 5th.
Woori Bank, which won first place in the regular league last season and won the championship, is attempting to become the top team for the 11th time in total. 먹튀검증사이트
With this win, Woori Bank’s record in the official opening game was 8 wins and 7 losses. BNK has 2 losses.
Coach Wi Sang-woo, who has led Woori Bank since 2012 and is the longest-serving head coach in women’s basketball
continued his high winning percentage with 10 wins and 2 losses in the opening game (the team’s first game of the season).
On the other hand, BNK, which finished second after losing to Woori Bank in last season’s championship match
failed to seek revenge in the opening match.
Coach Park Jeong-eun’s record in the opening game is 3 losses and no win.
Woori Bank’s ace Kim Dan-bi performed well with 32 points, 17 rebounds, 10 assists, and a triple-double.
In addition, Park Ji-hyun had a double-double with 14 points and 14 rebounds, and Choi I-sam contributed with 8 points and 10 rebounds.
BNK struggled with Jinan scoring 22 points and 15 rebounds
Hyeji Ahn scoring 15 points, and Sohee Lee scoring 14 points.
Woori Bank, which had a narrow lead, was shaken by BNK’s pursuit when Yoo Seung-hee collapsed due to injury in the third quarter.
While leading by 2 points, 46-44, they allowed Jinan to tie in the final 4th quarter, and allowed a 3-pointer to Kim Jong-un, leading to a 46-49 loss.
Woori Bank regained the lead with Kim Dan-bi’s 3-point shot and Choi Lee-sam’s consecutive scores.
But that was only for a moment as BNK started chasing again with outside shots from Lee So-hee and Kim Jong-un, and with Kim Han-byeol and Jinan scoring, they took the lead at 61-56.
It was Kim Dan-bi who saved Woori Bank. After the timeout, he scored 8 points alone, including 2 free throws, to balance the situation.
However, with the score tied at 64-64, Danbi Kim’s shot with 2 seconds left in the game missed the rim, sending the game to overtime.
Woori Bank laughed in the extension. After taking the lead with Na Yun-jeong’s 3-point shot, Kim Dan-bi’s free throw and Go Ara’s 3-pointer put the lead in the lead.
BNK was disappointed with Kim Han-byeol’s sending off for 5 fouls.
Meanwhile, 1,457 spectators attended the official opening match of the women’s basketball game between Woori Bank and BNK.