Women’s professional basketball’s Incheon Shinhan Bank picked up its third straight win over last-place Busan BNK to move within striking distance of fourth-place Bucheon Hana OneQ .Shinhan defeated BNK 69-64 in a home game of the Woori Bank Woori WON 2023-2024 Women’s Professional Basketball League regular season at Dowon Gymnasium in Incheon on Monday. After defeating fourth-ranked contender Hana OneQ on Nov. 24 and second-ranked Asan Woori Bank on Nov. 27, Shinhan won its third straight game with a win over BNK.
Shinhan is still fifth in the standings with seven wins and 15 losses, but the gap to fourth-place Hana OneQ (seven wins and 14 losses) has narrowed to just 0.5 games, raising hopes of a fourth-place finish .BNK, on the other hand, has suffered a nine-game losing streak and is in last place with four wins and 18 losses .BNK held a slim lead at the start of the game, but back-to-back three-pointers from Lee Kyung-eun and Kang Gye-ri at the end of the first quarter gave Shinhan Bank a 14-13 lead.
BNK evened the score in the second quarter, led by Jin An’s 12 points in the quarter alone, but Shinhan took a 32-31 lead with 30 seconds left in the second quarter on Kang Gye-ri’s under-the-basket basket. With the score 42-46 in the third quarter, Shinhan Bank scored eight straight points to regain the lead at 50-46 with 1:30 to go, and a three-pointer by Lee Da-yeon with 44 seconds left made it 53-49.In the fourth quarter, with BNK chasing and Shinhan Bank running away, Shinhan Bank took a 67-62 lead on Kim Sonia’s three-pointer with 2:59 left in the game. There was a twist when Kim Sonia was called for five fouls with 1:16 left, but the lead was not relinquished .Kim Sonia finished with 22 points and 10 rebounds, including three 3-pointers, while Kang Gye-ri added 12 points and Lee Da-yeon, Kim Ji-young and Lee Kyung-eun each had seven points .For BNK, Jin An led the way with 23 points and eight rebounds, Kim Han-byul had 13 points, 13 rebounds 스포츠토토존 and five assists, and Ahn Hye-ji had 13 points and eight assists.