women’s basketball… ‘Our World’ again
It was also ‘our world’.
Asan Woori Bank won 76-52 in the 2022-2023 women’s professional basketball away game against Busan BNKsome on the 13th. Park Ji-hyun (27 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists) and Kim Dan-bi (14 points, 10 rebounds) combined for 41 points. Woori Bank, who recorded 21 wins and 4 losses, confirmed first place regardless of the results of the remaining 5 regular league games. Yongin Samsung Life Insurance (15-10), currently in second place, is ahead by 6 games. With forward Kim Han-byeol absent due to knee pain, BNK lost 4 consecutive times and maintained 4th place (13-12).
Woori Bank lifted the regular league championship trophy for the 14th time in its career (first place in history) and only two seasons after the 2020-2021 season. The players held a ‘ceremony’ by spraying water and drinks on coach Seong-Woo Seong-Woo, who was giving a broadcast interview on the court. Coach Wi said, “Every player has done very well this season. Winning is something I’m happy about even if I do it 100 times.” After taking the helm of Woori Bank in 2012, he won 9 regular league titles.
◇Overwhelming race by recruiting Kim Dan-bi
Woori Bank recruited Kim Dan-bi, who was a star of Shinhan Bank, from the FA (free agent) market ahead of this season. Danbi Kim, a forward of the national team, has participated in all 25 games played by the team and is recording the second highest average score (18.48 points). The contribution ranking based on various records is 1st in the league. Coach Wie said, “After moving the team, (Kim) Danbi must have felt pressure, but Kim Jung-eun and other players helped Danbi to adapt well.” 온라인카지노
Guard Park Ji-hyun, who was the first overall pick in the 2019 rookie draft, ranks first in the 2-point shot success rate (56.5%). It is the result of giving up rest before the season and exercising steadily to train the lower body. His assist average (4.5) is also his best since his debut. Veteran guard Park Hye-jin (average 12.86 points), who is in her 15th season at Woori Bank, said, “We have to improve our performance and play the basketball we want” even when the team was on a winning streak.
◇Coach Seong-Woo Wi’s constant whipping
Woori Bank cruised with an amazing record of 16 wins and 1 loss until the All-Star break. As of the 13th, the average score (73.9 points), rebounds (43.1 times), assists (20.2 times), and minimum goals (59.6 points) are all ranked first. However, until recently, coach Wi showed a calm attitude, saying, “Determining the championship is important, but we need to focus more on improving our performance.”
Woori Bank’s goal is to win the regular league-championship match for the first time in five years since the 2017-2018 season. Samsung Life Insurance, Shinhan Bank, and BNK are fiercely fighting for second to fourth place. Woori Bank competes for 4th place in the regular league and advance to the championship game in the playoffs.