Woori Bank is hitting its stride early in the season.
Asan Woori Bank defeated Yongin Samsung Life 73-55 in the regular season of the Woori Bank Woori WON 2023-2024 Women’s Professional Basketball League at Yongin Indoor Gymnasium on Oct. 18.
Kim Dan-bi led the way with 21 points, 12 rebounds, and seven assists. Park Ji-hyun also did her part with 18 points, six rebounds, and three assists. In her comeback game, Park Hye-jin had four points, four rebounds, two assists, three steals, and two blocked shots.
First quarter, Woori Bank 24-18 Samsung Life: Woori Bank made six of its 12 three-point attempts
Woori Bank was hot from the field from the start. Three of their six three-pointers hit the rim. Choi Yi-sam hit two three-pointers and Kim Dan-bi hit one. Park Ji-hyeon added a basket to the mix, giving the team an 11-3 lead.
Samsung Life then brought in Bae Hye-yoon to change the atmosphere. After the substitution, the team struggled at first. However, Bae Hye-yoon scored a free throw to break the flow. It was Samsung Life’s first goal in about three minutes. Bae then helped Jo Soo-ah make a three-pointer. She scored back-to-back baskets. The team continued to try to catch up with Bae Hye-yoon. Six seconds before the end of the quarter, Bae Hye-yoon scored from under the basket, but it didn’t bring Samsung Sinsung back into the game. They couldn’t control the opponent’s outside scoring.
Q2, Woori Bank 46-29 Samsung Life 46-29: Woori Bank utilizes its height to its advantage
Once Woori got into a rhythm, they continued to push. In the second quarter, Woori focused on cut-in and under-the-basket scoring instead of outside scoring. Park Ji-hyun became the spearhead. She was responsible for eight of the team’s 10 points, especially a basket with 3:58 left in the quarter to extend the lead to double digits. Adding a three-pointer from Goara, Woori made it 37-24.
In response, Samsung Life tried to fight back with Shin Isul and Bae Hye-yoon, with Shin actively looking to score from the outside. They scored consecutive points. However, Woori Bank’s height was a burden for Samsung Life. After losing the battle under the basket, Samsung Life gave up offensive rebounds and lost the offense. Park Ji-hyun made a three-pointer with 15 seconds left in the quarter. Cho Soo-ah scored a free throw three seconds before the end of the quarter, but the gap was still large.
Q3, Woori Bank 58-45 Samsung Life: Narrowing the gap, but Woori Bank still in control
Samsung Life started the third quarter on a high note with a free throw from Kang Yoo-rim. On the next possession, Bae Hye-yoon added a basket. In addition, Kang Yoo-rim and Cho Soo-ah scored from the outside. It was an 11-4 run. The score was reduced. After that, Samsung Life continued to score with determination. With 2 minutes and 10 seconds left in the quarter, Kang Yoo-rim scored. The score was 43-52, and the lead was now in single digits.
However, Woori Bank did not back down easily. Choi Yi-sam hit a three-pointer to break the tie as the opponent furiously pursued. The team then fouled Cho Soo-ah in a team foul situation and gave up free throws. However, on the final possession of the quarter, Lee Myung-kwan received a pass from Kim Dan-bi and made a three-pointer. 토토사이트
Fourth quarter, Woori Bank 73-55 Samsung Life: Woori Bank wins its fourth straight game
Woori started the fourth quarter on a high note with a breakaway basket by Kim Dan-bi. Then, Park Ji-hyun scored a breakthrough basket. However, the offense failed due to a series of mistakes. They allowed Lee Hae-ran to hit a three-pointer and Kang Yoo-rim to score from mid-range. However, Go Ara answered with a three-pointer. Then, Kim Dan-bi scored on a breakaway. The gap widened again.
Woori Bank kept the momentum going. With the victory in hand, Woori Bank evened out their lineup and ran out the clock to win the game.