Reporter Bae Jin-nam = Women’s professional basketball Cheongju KB saved hopes of participating in the playoffs with two consecutive wins after the All-Star break.
KB defeated Busan BNK 62-61 in the Shinhan Bank SOL 2022-2023 women’s professional basketball regular league home game held at Cheongju Gymnasium in Chungcheongbuk-do on the 20th.
2 seconds before the end of the game trailing 60-61, Kim Min-jung succeeded in the final shot under the goal, resulting in a thrilling come-from-behind victory.
Kim Min-jung scored 10 points (5 rebounds) that day. Park Ji-soo played an active role with 15 points and 13 rebounds, and Kang I-seul also added 14 points.
After the All-Star break, KB, which won all two games played, became 6-13.
Although the ranking remained unchanged at 5th place, the number of rides with Incheon Shinhan Bank (9-9), which is in 4th place, which can go to the playoffs, was narrowed to 3.5 games.
BNK tied for second place with Yongin Samsung Life Insurance with 11 wins and 8 losses. It is 6 games behind leader Asan Woori Bank (17 wins, 2 losses).
KB, which was drawn 10-16 in the first quarter, ended the first half with Park Ji-soo and Kang I-seul reviving in the second quarter, facing 29-29.
Park Ji-soo regained control under the goal, and Kang I-seul, who was scoreless in the first quarter, changed the flow in the second quarter by scoring 7 points, including one 3.
In the third quarter, KB widened the score gap by accumulating 7 points in a row as Kim Min-jung’s bottom shot and Park Ji-soo’s middle shot passed the rim.
BNK was unable to properly attack the opponent’s regional defense and had a hard time chasing after being tied up with 2 points for about 6 minutes. 안전놀이터
However, BNK faced the 4th quarter with a 10-point gap, and Lee So-hee’s consecutive 3-point shots and Jinan, Lee So-hee, and Kim Han-byeol’s under-the-goal shots scored 12 consecutive points, turning the tide of the game at once, 51-49.
Then, KB also brought back the lead to 53-52 with Heo Ye-eun’s free throw and Kim Min-jung’s three-pointer.
Two minutes and 29 seconds before they were chased by 55-54, Kang Iseul’s 3 points seemed to relieve them.
However, BNK reversed the score to 61-60 with Han Eom-ji’s 3-point shot and Jinan’s bottom-of-the-box shot 4.7 seconds before the end.
It was KB who laughed last. Kim Min-jung received Park Ji-soo’s pass from under the goal with two seconds left in the game to score the final score and split the game.
In BNK, Lee So-hee scored 19 points and Ahn Hye-ji scored 11 points and 8 rebounds, but they did their part, but they could not prevent the team from losing.