A return match between the favorites after 12 days. This time, Cheongju KB ended Asan Woori Bank’s opening seven-game winning streak. KB defeated Woori Bank 50-45 in the Woori WON 2023-2024 Women’s Professional Basketball League on Sunday at Cheongju Gymnasium. KB avenged a come-from-behind 71-72 loss to Woori Bank in their first meeting of the season on Nov. 15 on a last-second buzzer-beater by Lee Myung-kwan, and moved into a tie for first place with Woori Bank (6-1) by handing the latter its first loss after winning its opening six games in a row.

Park Ji-soo (pictured) was a big part of KB’s victory. Park recorded a double-double with 15 points and 18 rebounds against Bucheon Hana OneQ on Nov. 23. However, she shot only 27.3% from the field. He was so frustrated with himself that he was seen getting angry. 안전카지노사이트 KB coach Kim Wan-soo met with Park before the game and encouraged her, saying, “Your scoring is down a little bit (compared to the championship season), but you’re setting career highs in rebounds, assists, and steals.” He said, “You’re a human being, not a god. You can make mistakes,” he said, reducing the pressure.

Park lived up to the expectations with an outstanding performance. Park scored a team-high 18 points and grabbed 16 rebounds. She also added four assists. He also shot 53.3% from the field. Heo Ye-eun, the “Field Commander,” backed up Park with 12 points, seven rebounds, and four assists.

In truth, the game didn’t live up to the hype of a matchup between the favorites. Many shots missed the rim for both teams, and mistakes were plentiful. At the end of the first quarter, the score was 21-18, with KB holding a three-point lead. That’s a lot to take out of one quarter.

In particular, the shooting percentage dropped significantly. KB shot 31.3 percent and Woori only 25.4 percent, and Woori barely escaped the ignominy of going scoreless in the second quarter thanks to Park Ji-hyun (12 points, 8 rebounds) with 1:44 left in the quarter. Her two points in the second quarter tied the record for fewest points in a quarter in the history of the women’s professional basketball program.

After some back-and-forth action, the game finally broke open in the fourth quarter. KB took a 10-point lead, 41-31, on a basket by Kim Min-jung just 50 seconds into the quarter. With 1:44 left in the game, Yoon-ah Yeom scored to make it 50-42. Woori Bank hit a three-pointer from Kim Dan-bi (19 points, 13 rebounds) with 17 seconds left in the period, but there was too little time left.

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