‘Youngest player to reach 400 blocks in a game’ Park Ji-soo blasts 31 points…KB beats Shinhan Bank for 9th straight win + solo lead

The Cheongju KB Bank Stars have extended their winning streak to nine games with a victory over the Incheon Shinhan Bank Esbuds to move into sole possession of first place in the standings. 

KB defeated Shinhan Bank 84-63 on the road in the 2023-2024 Women’s Professional Basketball Regular Season at Incheon Dowon Gymnasium on Friday.

The win was KB’s 11th in a row, knocking 안전카지노사이트 Asan Woori Bank Woori WON down to second place and jumping into sole possession of first place. They also extended their winning streak to nine games.

Shinhan Bank, on the other hand, dropped its fourth straight game with the loss and remained in last place. They failed to reduce the gap between them and fifth-place Busan BNK Thumb and lost for the 11th time this season. 

KB was led by Park Ji-soo’s 31 points, five assists, and 16 rebounds. Park added one blocked shot in the game, becoming the fourth player in WKBL history to reach 400 blocked shots. At the age of 25, she also broke the all-time records for the youngest player and fewest games (190) to reach 400 blocked shots.

Shinhan Bank was led by Lee Da-yeon and Kim Sonia with 15 points, but they couldn’t stop Park Ji-soo’s one-man show and fell to their second straight loss. 

Shinhan Bank was the first team to take the lead. It was a tight game from the first quarter. It was Shinhan Bank’s Lee Da-yeon who solved the problem. With 1:13 left in the first quarter, Lee’s three-point shot from outside the arc went straight through the ring. Shinhan Bank ended the first quarter with a one-point lead, 23-22. 

After surrendering the lead, KB fought back in the second quarter, led by Park Ji-soo’s performance. Park exploded for 12 points in the second quarter alone. Heo Ye-eun backed up Park Ji-soo with seven points, totaling 24 points in the second quarter to take a 46-40 lead. 

In the third quarter, KB definitely set the tone. When Park Ji-soo was isolated, Heo Ye-eun took flight. After Park Ji-soo was held to four points in the third quarter, Heo scored eight points to keep her team in the game, especially after hitting two three-pointers in a row to start the third quarter. 

In the final quarter, KB never gave up the lead. At the start of the fourth quarter, Shim Sung-young and Kang Yi-eul scored back-to-back baskets before Park Ji-soo scored four points with a paint shot and two free throws to drive a wedge into the game. Young prospects Ko Hyun-ji and Sung Hye-kyung put the finishing touches on the victory, and KB completed its nine-game winning streak.

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