Asan Woori Bank won the 2022-23 Women’s Professional Basketball Championship. It is the first unified victory in five years.
Woori Bank beat Busan BNK 64-57 in the third game of the women’s professional basketball championship match (3 wins from 5 games) held at the Sajik Gymnasium in Busan on the 23rd. With this, Woori Bank, who won three consecutive victories in the series, confirmed the championship with all wins in the championship match. This is his 11th championship win.
Woori Bank, which ranked first in the regular league this season, achieved a combined championship and swept the regular league and championship match five years after the 2017-18 season.
Woori Bank took the lead by finishing the first quarter 18-8. However, BNK, who entered the first championship match since its founding, succeeded in counterattacking with the determination not to collapse helplessly. In the middle of the 2nd quarter, BNK succeeded in reversing by 25-23.
Woori Bank, facing a crisis, made a breakthrough with Lee Sam Choi scoring three consecutive stores. Woori Bank, who ended the second quarter after reversing the score 38-33, managed to score 10 consecutive points in the third quarter, tying up BNK’s score, and ran away.
When BNK’s final pursuit began in the 4th quarter, Park Ji-Hyun’s bold 3-point shot and strong concentration not to be pushed back from the post caught consecutive offensive rebounds and ran away again.
Kim Jong-un, a 36-year-old veteran of Woori Bank, showed the best performance in the third game with 18 points and 11 rebounds. He plugged in five 3-pointers. Park Ji-hyun, who became the new ace, recorded a double-double with 17 points and 12 rebounds. 안전놀이터
Kim Dan-bi, who scored 12 points in the third game, averaged 18.4 points this playoff. He won the MVP award in the championship match, which was selected by on-site reporters’ vote. Regular league MVP Kim Dan-bi swept even the MVP of the first championship game in his life.
Woori Bank coach Seong-Woo Seong-Woo smiled broadly as the players were showered with water guns and ‘punches’ as a victory ceremony. Regarding his eldest sister Kim Jong-un, who was active in the 3rd game, he said, “In fact, I am not in good shape, but they say that I prepared a lot in the short game. He showed a really good performance as the best,” he praised. In addition, while delighted with Kim Dan-bi’s MVP award, “Park Hye-jin is the best MVP for me. She is grateful,” congratulated the veteran stars one by one.
For BNK, Kim Han-byeol, who was suffering from an ankle injury, was put in, and Lee So-hee scored 16 points and struggled, but could not overcome the hurdle.