‘Park Ji-soo double-double + Kang Isul 26-point explosion’ KB defeats Hana OneQ for 8th straight win
The Cheongju KB Bank Stars extended their winning streak to eight games.
KB won 72-55 at home against Bucheon Hana OneQ in the third round of the Woori Bank Woori WON 2023-2024 Women’s Professional Basketball League on Wednesday at Cheongju Indoor Gymnasium. KB has won eight straight games and is tied for first place with Woori Bank Woori WON with a 10-1 record. 텍사스홀덤 Hana OneQ saw its winning streak end at three games. They are in third place with a 5-7 record.
KB Park Ji-soo recorded a double-double with 21 points and 16 rebounds. She shot 89% from the field. Kang Isul scored 26 points. Hana OneQ was led by Shin Ji-hyun with 10 points.
KB set the tone in the first quarter. In a tense situation, Park Ji-soo hit a three-pointer, followed by a free throw. Kang Isul also made a free throw and a three-pointer to extend the lead to 11 points. In the final minute, Hana OneQ’s Jung Yerim made one free throw. KB ended the first quarter with a 23-14 lead.
In the second quarter, Hana OneQ answered with a three-pointer from Shin Ji-hyun, but once again KB answered with a three-pointer from Park Ji-soo. Afterward, back-to-back baskets by Kang Isul extended the lead again, and a three-pointer by Shim Sung-young put the game out of reach. KB ended the first half with a 42-29 lead.
At the start of the third quarter, KB continued to set the tone of the first half with a basket by Lee Chae-eun. Hana WonQ responded with a three-pointer from Kim Jong-woo, but KB extended its lead with a three-pointer from Kang Isul. Park Ji-soo and Yoon Yoon-ah scored in the paint to make it 61-43.
KB’s momentum continued in the fourth quarter. Kang Isl made two three-pointers. On the day, Kang made five of her 11 attempts from three-point range for a 45 percent success rate. From there, the momentum completely shifted in KB’s favor. The game ended with a 72-55 KB victory.