In a game that was close throughout, Asan Woori Bank in women’s basketball edged Cheongju KB by one point on a last-second buzzer-beater by Lee Myung-kwan.
Defending champion Woori Bank won 72-71 at home against KB in the Woori Bank Woori WON 2023-2024 Women’s Professional Basketball Regular Season on Friday at Lee Sunshin Gymnasium in Asan, Chungcheongnam-do.토토사이트
Woori overwhelmed KB with a 15-3 advantage in steals thanks to a defense that had two people running at Park Ji-soo whenever she got the ball, and KB was unable to solve it until the end of the game.
With three straight wins to open the season, Woori Bank took sole possession of first place, while KB, with a 2-1 record, moved into a tie for second place with Busan BNK and Yongin Samsung Life.
It was a thrilling ending.
Woori launched its final offense with 3.6 seconds left in the game and trailing by one point.
Park Ji-hyun passed to Lee Myung-kwan, who was waiting under the basket, and Lee Myung-kwan connected on the final buzzer-beater to complete the one-point comeback.
The game was so close that Woori Bank’s victory was only confirmed after the video replay confirmed that the goal was scored before the final buzzer.
Down 60-68, KB tied the game with two three-pointers by Kang Isul and a steal by Kim Min-jung, and took a one-point lead with 1:14 left in regulation on a reverse three-point play by Lee Yoon-mi, but could not hold on.
Woori Bank’s Choi Yi-sam scored 23 points, including five three-pointers, while Kim Dan-bi played all 40 minutes and finished with 17 points.
Lee Myung-kwan, the hero of the comeback, finished with nine points and four rebounds.
KB was led by Kang Yi-seul with 26 points on six 3-pointers and Park Ji-soo with 17 points and 24 rebounds, but was hampered by 19 turnovers, 10 more than Woori Bank.