Women’s professional basketball Busan BNK Sum fell into a crisis in the second half of the season with a shocking 4 consecutive losses. BNK, whose team ranking went up to 2nd place alone and fell to 4th place, must seek a turnaround in the last 6 rounds and 5 games.
BNK lost 52-76 in the final match of round 5 against Shinhan Bank SOL 2022-2023 women’s professional basketball Asan Woori Bank held at the Sajik Gymnasium in Busan on the 13th. After losing the match against Shinhan Bank안전놀이터 (69-76) on the 3rd, it is their 4th consecutive loss. This is the first time BNK has lost four games in a row this season.
BNK’s ranking, which had risen to 2nd place, also fell to 4th place. By the 13th, BNK had 13 wins and 12 losses and fell to 4th place. Woori Bank (21-4), who defeated BNK in the match, decided to win the regular league regardless of the results of the remaining matches. BNK is 2 games behind 2nd place Yongin Samsung Life Insurance (15-10) and 1 game behind 3rd place Incheon Shinhan Bank (14-11). It maintains a four-game gap with KB Kookmin Bank (9 wins, 16 losses) in 5th place.
BNK finished the 1st and 2nd quarters 34-42 and played an equal game with Woori Bank, but collapsed in the 3rd and 4th quarters. Last week’s bloody battle with Samsung Life Insurance and KB Kookmin Bank had a major impact on the lack of stamina of the key players. From the 3rd quarter, fouls and turnovers from the main players overlapped, and I couldn’t use my strength.
Center Jin An and guard Ahn Hye-ji scored 17 and 12 points, but main gun Lee So-hee only scored 6 points. Forward Kim Han-byul, who was unable to play due to a knee injury, was also left blank.
BNK seeks a turnaround in the last 6 rounds of 5 games. First of all, as the game gap with KB Kookmin Bank is 4 games, ‘advancing to the playoffs for two consecutive seasons’ is a strong situation. However, if you go to the playoffs in 4th place, you will have to face the winning team, Woori Bank. BNK has lost all five matches against Woori Bank this season.
For this reason, in order for BNK to advance to the championship match for the first time in its history, a record of 3rd place or higher in the regular league is desperately needed. Second and third place Samsung Life Insurance and Shinhan Bank are also expected to focus their efforts in the remaining five games to avoid a playoff with Woori Bank. BNK will play the last game of the season against Shinhan Bank and Samsung Life Insurance on the 19th and 24th, respectively.