Park Hye-jin had a triple-double. Asan Woori Bank moved into sole possession of first place in the Korean Women’s Basketball League with a big win over Busan BNK.
Woori Bank defeated BNK 84-66 on Thursday in an away game of the Woori WON 2023-2024 Women’s Professional Basketball League 안전카지노사이트 regular season at Sajik Gymnasium in Busan.
Woori, whose six-game winning streak to open the season was snapped by Cheongju KB on March 27, rebounded with a win over Bucheon Hana OneQ on March 1 and then cruised past BNK for its second straight victory.
Woori Bank, with 8 points, moved into sole possession of first place at the top of the standings, overtaking co-leaders KB Stars (7 points).
Woori’s “ace” Park Hye-jin, who has been playing since the middle of last month after being sidelined with a plantar injury, led the way with her second career triple-double of 10 points, 11 rebounds, and 11 assists.
Woori Bank was led by Park Ji-hyun with 23 points and six rebounds, Choi Yi-sam with 22 points and five rebounds, and Kim Dan-bi with 13 points and seven rebounds.
Ahn Hye-ji chipped in with 16 points and six rebounds, but BNK, which lost its second straight game, dropped to 3-6 and is tied for fourth place with Bucheon Hana OneQ. The team hasn’t been as good as it was last season due to the loss of Kim Han-byul to injury.
After jumping out to a 25-18 lead in the first quarter, led by Kim Dan-bi’s nine points and Park Ji-hyun’s eight points, including two three-pointers, Woori Bank kept the lead within 10 points in the second quarter and finished the half with a 43-31 lead.
Woori Bank did not relinquish the lead in the second half and took a 20-point lead, 58-38, with 4:30 left in the third quarter, thanks to a three-pointer by Lee Myung-kwan.
BNK hit four 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, but could not easily close the gap with Woori Bank, led by Choi Yi-sam’s 11 points.