The Korean league finally got underway this Saturday with two teams who finished fifth and sixth last season. Very much improved this game needed overtime to decide its winner. Hana Bank defeated Winnus KDB by four in the extra period despite their star Charde Houston fouling out. Pierson had a dominant game but it wasn’t enough to give KDB their first win of the season.
Hana Bank vs. Winnus KDB 84-80(OT) Han Houston 27/8 (31min) Mosby 5/4 (13min) Chelsea Lee 13/10 (28min) KDB Pierson 27/9 (37min) Baugh 4/3 (8min)
Shinhan escaped with a one point win against kb stars at their arena. Despite having 20 turnovers (Currie 7) shinan was able to finish the game strong. Currie scored the go ahead basket to put the birds up by one. Kb stars had the last possession with 6 seconds remaining for a chance to win the game but turned the ball over while trying to make an inbound pass.
Shinhan Bank S-Birds vs. KB Stars 68-67 Shi Currie 24/12/3 (28min) Gatling 10/8 (12min) KB Howard 14/5 (17min) Hamby 20/3/2 (23min)
Three time champion Woori bank took on Samsung Blue Minx Monday night. Woori won all quarters except for the last and cruised to a comfortable 12 point victory. Amber Harris led Samsung and finished the game with a double double. Woori bank had four players score in double figures in a balanced attack where only the foreigners for Samsung scored in double figures. Woori bank again will be the team to beat this season.
Woori Bank vs. Samsung 63-51 Woo Stricklen 16/12/2 (27min) Goodlet 10/3 (13min) Sam Harris 23/10 (20min) Stokes 4/7/2 (20min)