Asan Woori Bank defeated Hana OneQ behind double-doubles from Park Ji-hyun and Kim Dan-bi.
Woori Bank won 63-46 in an away game of the Woori WON 2023-2024 Women’s Professional Basketball League regular season at 스포츠토토 Bucheon Indoor Gymnasium on Sunday.
Second-place Woori Bank (15-3), which suffered its third loss of the season against leader Cheongju KB in its previous game, closed the gap on KB (16-2) to one game with the win. All three of Woori’s losses have come to KB. Hana OneQ remained in fourth place (7-11).
After taking a double-digit lead in the first quarter, Woori Bank allowed Hana OneQ to cut the deficit to eight points, 28-20, at the end of the second quarter, thanks to two free throws by Shin Ji-hyun and a paint-zone basket by Kim Anna.
However, in the third quarter, while Hana OneQ missed one shot after another, Woori Bank hit back-to-back 3-pointers from Na Yoon-jung, Lee Myung-kwan, and Go Ara to extend its lead to 20 points. In the fourth quarter, the tide remained unchanged, and Woori Bank conserved its energy by calling its main players, including Kim Dan-bi and Park Ji-hyun, to the bench from the third minute onward.
Park Ji-hyun and Kim Dan-bi recorded double-doubles with 15 points and 17 rebounds and 15 points and 14 rebounds, respectively. Park Ji-hyun surpassed 500 career assists.