The 4th place, which will face Woori Bank, Asan, the ‘absolute first round’ of women’s professional basketball this season, in the playoffs is still in the fog.
Incheon Shinhan Bank held Sonia Kim (33 points, 3 3-point shots, 16 rebounds) and Jin-young Kim (23 points, 3 3-point shots, 5 assists) in the last home game of the 2022-23 women’s professional basketball regular season held at Incheon Dowon Gymnasium on the 26th메이저놀이터. They jointly scored 56 points and defeated Yongin Samsung Life Insurance 77-73. Shinhan Bank, who would have finished 4th if they had lost the game that day, came back together with Samsung Life Insurance for 3rd place (16 wins and 13 losses). It is 0.5 games behind second place Busan BNK (16-12) with two games remaining until the end of the regular season. Shinhan Bank has to play the final game against Woori Bank, who confirmed the regular 1st place, and is in the most unfavorable situation as they are all 2-4 in their season record against BNK and Samsung Life Insurance. Samsung Life Insurance can take third place on its own if it wins the remaining game, and BNK can at least finish third if it wins only one game out of two.
On this day, Shinhan Bank, which was pushed and dragged by the height of Bae Hye-yoon (29 points, 16 rebounds and 5 assists), seemed definitively ranked 4th. At the beginning of the 4th quarter, when I was beaten 3 points by Shin Iseul (7 points), I trailed by 11 points, 54-65. However, Shinhan Bank gave Kang Yoo-rim (13 points) a 3-point shot, showing remarkable concentration from the time the score reached 60-70. While tying Samsung Life scoreless for about 8 minutes, using 8 rebounds and 5 steals as a stepping stone, Sonia Kim, Kyung-eun Lee (7 points), and Jin-young Kim relayed 17 points and overturned the game. In particular, Kim Jin-young’s consecutive jumper, which achieved a reversal, and Kim Sonia’s buzzer beater 3 points, which widened the score, shined. Samsung Life Insurance broke the silence with Jo Soo-ah (15 points) 3 points 26 seconds before the end of the game, but the game was already on the decline.