Defending women’s professional basketball champion Asan Woori Bank earned a one-point victory over Cheongju KB on a game-winning final buzzer-beater by Lee Myung-kwan.
Woori Bank won 72-71 at home against KB in the Woori Bank Woori WON 2023-2024 Women’s Professional Basketball Regular Season at Lee Soon Shin Gymnasium in Asan, Chungcheongnam Province, on Friday.
Woori Bank, which won its opening three games in a row, took sole possession of first place, while KB, with a 2-1 record, is tied 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.
It was such a close game that Woori Bank’s victory was confirmed only after the video replay confirmed that the goal was scored before the end of the game.
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 Yiul with 26 points on six 3-pointers and Park Ji-soo with 17 points and 24 rebounds, but was hurt by 19 turnovers, 10 more than Woori Bank.
Woori overwhelmed KB with a 15-3 advantage in steals by playing a two-man defense whenever Park Ji-soo got the ball, which KB was unable to solve until the end of the game. 슬롯사이트