Kim Dan-bi, Park Ji-hyun 19 points apiece…Woori Bank tops Shinhan Bank

Asan Woori Bank defeated Incheon Shinhan Bank to take sole possession of first place in the women’s professional basketball league.

Woori Bank won 68-65 away from home against Shinhan Bank in the regular season of the Woori WON 2023-2024 Women’s Professional Basketball League at Dowon Gymnasium in Incheon on Monday.

With the win, Woori Bank (9-1) moved into sole possession of first place in the standings with a 0.5-game lead over Cheongju KB (8-1).

Shinhan Bank, on the other hand, remained in last place with a 1-9 record.

On the day, Shinhan harassed leader Woori Bank until the very end despite the absence of ace Kim Sonia due to flu symptoms.

With 2:28 left in the game, Shinhan took a 65-63 lead on a three-pointer by Lee Da-yeon, but Woori responded with a three-point play by Choi Yi-sam.

With 24 seconds left in regulation, Shinhan’s Kim Jin-young attempted a two-point field goal but missed, and Woori made two free throws by Park Ji-hyun with 17 seconds left to make it a three-point game.

Shinhan Bank, in its final offense, failed to capitalize on its chance to tie the game as Kim Jin-young’s three-point shot fell short.

Woori Bank’s Kim Dan-bi and Park Ji-hyun led the offense with 19 points apiece.

For Shinhan Bank, Kim Jin-young led both teams in scoring and rebounding with 21 points and 10 rebounds, but he couldn’t make a shot in the final minutes. 파워볼

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