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