Woori Bank defeated Shinhan Bank and entered the championship match first.

Asan Woori Bank Woori WON won the Shinhan Bank SOL 2022-2023 Women’s Professional Basketball Playoff 2nd game against Incheon Shinhan Bank Sbird 70-58 at Dowon Gymnasium on the 13th.

Woori Bank, the winning team in the regular league, defeated 4th place Shinhan Bank with two consecutive victories to advance to the championship match. Woori Bank’s opponent in the championship match is the winner of the series between BNK and Samsung Life Insurance. Shinhan Bank burned its will to win at home, but ended the season.

Woori Bank won the victory after Go Ara made a surprise performance by recording 18 points and 10 bounds, including 4 3-pointers. Danbi Kim (14 points, 7 rebounds, 8 assists, 4 steals) and Hyejin Park (16 points, 7 rebounds) also did their part. 

Shinhan Bank struggled with Sonia Kim scoring 18 points and 13 rebounds and Jinyoung Kim scoring 17 points and 8 rebounds, but could not surpass Woori Bank. 

At the beginning of the game, Woori Bank took the lead with Go Ara and Kim Jong-un’s performance. When Shinhan Bank chased after Han Chae-jin and Kim Sonia, Woori Bank responded with Kim Dan-bi and Park Hye-jin. Woori Bank, who did not lose the flow with Go Ara and Kim Jong-un bursting the outer cannon, finished the first quarter with 22-15.

Entering the 2nd quarter, Ji-Hyun Park, who had been quiet in the 1st quarter, aggressively attacked Woori Bank and pushed Shinhan Bank. However, Woori Bank was unable to provide support from the outside smoothly, and Shinhan Bank, which did not miss the gap, caught up to the bottom of the chin with Kim Ah-reum’s 3-point shot. 

Woori Bank, which was being chased, changed the atmosphere with Kim Dan-bi gaining strength in karate. Woori Bank, which continued to block Shinhan Bank’s attacks, was excited with Kim Dan-bi’s consecutive goals. Woori Bank, which blocked Shinhan Bank scoreless for over 4 minutes, ended the second quarter with a score of 39-28. 

As the third quarter began, Shinhan Bank pulled the reins of the chase with Lee Kyung-eun’s outer catcher, but the game did not change easily. Unshakable, Woori Bank fired an accurate 3-point shot with Go Ara responding to the sagging defense.  스포츠토토

Shinhan Bank did not back down either. Sonia Kim led the attack by helping Taeyeon Kim score after a 3-point shot. However, Woori Bank kept the initiative with Go Ara operating the outer gun again. Woori Bank, who played an impregnable defense, finished the third quarter with Park Hye-jin’s quarter-ending buzzer beater, 56-40.

At the beginning of the fourth quarter, Shinhan Bank took advantage of the gap in Woori Bank’s slowdown. However, Woori Bank quickly regained pace, and Shinhan Bank was caught in a turnover, leaving regret. Park Hye-jin’s 3-point shot widened the gap to 17 points. 

Shinhan Bank, whose defeat was deepening, launched a final counterattack centered on Kim Jin-young. Even Sonia Kim came back to life, reducing the score difference to 9 points.

But Woori Bank was calm. Shinhan Bank’s uptrend was dampened as Sonia Kim’s 3-point shot missed the rim in a good flow, and Woori Bank’s Park Hye-jin immediately put in a 3-point shot to put a wedge in the game. It was not enough for Shinhan Bank to reverse the game in the remaining time. The game ended with Han Chae-jin stepping on the court for the last time. 

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