Cheongju KB of the Korean Women’s Professional Basketball League (KWPNL) held off Bucheon Hana WonQ, who had been on a recent upswing, to win their eighth straight game and return to the top of the standings.
KB defeated Hana OneQ 72-55 in their home game of the Woori Bank Woori WON 2023-2024 안전카지노사이트 Women’s Professional Basketball League regular season at Cheongju Gymnasium on Wednesday.
KB, which has won eight straight games, improved to 10-1 on the season and moved back into a tie for first place with Asan Woori Bank.
KB hasn’t lost to Woori since their third meeting this season, a 71-72 loss on Nov. 15. Woori Bank has also only lost to KB once, on Nov. 27, leaving the two teams in a tight race for first place.
Hana OneQ has seen its recent winning streak halted at three games.
With five wins and seven losses, Hana OneQ remains in third place, but has lost ground on fourth-place Yongin Samsung Life (4-6).
The game was tight in the early stages, but KB, which took a 12-8 lead on Park Ji-soo’s third three-pointer of the season with just over five minutes left in the first quarter, finished the quarter 23-14 to take control.
In the second quarter, the gap widened to 42-29 at halftime as KB grabbed 14 rebounds, including five from Park Ji-soo and four from veteran Yum Yoon-ah, to outrebound Hana OneQ, which only managed four.
To start the second half, Lee Chae-eun and Yeom Yoon-ah combined for six consecutive points to extend the lead to over 20 points, and KB cruised to a 59-38 lead on two free throws by Kang Isul with 2:35 left in the third quarter.
With the score 70-46, KB rested Park Ji-soo and Kang-iul with 6:10 left in the fourth quarter, giving the rookies a chance to play.
Kang-Il led the way with a team-high 26 points, including five 3-pointers, while Park Ji-soo added 21 points and 16 rebounds in 25:51 of action. Heo Ye-eun added eight points and 10 assists.
KB outrebounded Hana OneQ (27) by a wide margin on the night with 47 total rebounds, including 18 offensive rebounds, tripling their opponent’s total.
Shin Ji-hyun was the only other double-digit scorer for Hana OneQ with 10 points. 카지노사이트