Cheongju KB of the Korean women’s professional basketball league won its first game of the season, led by “Pillar” Park Ji-soo.
KB defeated Incheon Shinhan Bank 82-57 in their first home game of the Woori Bank Woori WON 2023-2024 Women’s Professional Basketball League 카지노사이트 regular season at Dowon Gymnasium in Incheon on Monday.
KB, which finished fifth in the regular season last season after losing key player Park Ji-soo to panic disorder and a finger injury at the end of the season, proved to be the favorite to start the new season with a victory after a 12-year absence from “spring basketball.
On the other hand, Shinhan Bank, which finished fourth in the regular season and lost to Asan Woori Bank in the playoffs, suffered a loss in the first game of the new season at Anbang.
Up to this point, six teams in the Women’s Professional Basketball League had played one game each, with Woori Bank, Yongin Samsung Life and KB winning one game, and Busan BNK, Bucheon Hana OneQ and Shinhan Bank losing one game.
In the first quarter, Shinhan Bank, which had four steals, took a 24-23 lead with a quick basket.
To start the second quarter, Shinhan Bank extended its lead to 28-23 after back-to-back bank shots by Lee Kyung-eun and Kim Tae-yeon, but Park Ji-soo completely changed the game.
Down 28-33 with 3:52 left in the second quarter, Park scored eight unanswered points to give KB a 36-33 lead with 2:25 left, and she scored the final points of the quarter to give them a 39-38 lead at halftime. Park had 13 points and four rebounds in the second quarter alone.
Shinhan Bank, which had matched Park Ji-soo’s strong performance, suffered a sharp collapse after third-year forward Byun So-jeong, who had been playing well, grabbing seven rebounds on the night, was carted off early in the third quarter after injuring her knee on defense.
KB made it a double-digit game, 55-45, with 2 minutes, 5 seconds left in the third quarter on a basket by Kim Min-jung, and ended the third quarter with a 60-48 lead. Park Ji-soo scored just nine points in the third quarter, down slightly from the second quarter, but she dominated under the basket by pulling down nine rebounds.
KB gradually increased its lead in the fourth quarter, and when it reached 20 points, 72-54, with 2:14 left, it rested its main players, including Park Ji-soo and Kim Min-jung, to close out the game.
Park dominated the court with 30 points, 21 rebounds, five assists, a steal and three blocked shots on the night, while Kang Isul added 15 points and six rebounds and Kim Min-jung chipped in 15 points.
For Shinhan Bank, Kim Sonia chipped in with 22 points and five rebounds.