March 21, 2017
Game 3 of the WKBL finals needed overtime to decide it’s winner. In an exciting matchup, Samsung saw three of its best players foul out of the game. Alyssa Thomas, Kimberly Han and Park Hana all fouled out leaving Samsung without their three leading scorers for overtime play. Samsung was on the verge of winning the game in regulation despite their foul troubles. After Thomas fouled out of the game, Amber Harris came in and gave Samsung valuable minutes and scored three crucial baskets down the stretch in regulation. Samsung was up two points with five seconds to play before Park Hye-jin was fouled on a drive to the basket that gave her a chance to tie the game with four seconds on the clock. Park hit both free-throws which tied the game and eventually sent it to overtime. In overtime it was all Woori, as Samsung lost all of its weapons. Woori outscored Samsung 15 to 4 in the extra period and thus winning the 2017 Korean League Championship. Jonquel Jones saved her best for last as she had a monstrous outing scoring 27 points and pulling down 25 rebounds! Finals MVP Park Hye-Jin flirted with a triple double with 19 points, eight rebounds and 11 assists in forty-five minutes of play. Check out some photos from the final game here.
Samsung vs. Woori Bank 72-83 Samsung Thomas (29 min) 6 pts 11 rebs 3 asts Harris (15 min) 6 pts 2 rebs Park ( 39 min) 21 pts 4 rebs Han (33 min) 12 pts 8 rebs 7 asts Bae (45 min) 13 pts 6 rebs Woori Jones (40 min) 27 pts 25 rebs 5 blks Currie (4 min) 2 pts 1 reb Park (45 min) 19 pts 8 rebs 11 asts Lim (37 min) 16 pts 2 rebs Yang (26 min) 9 pts 9 rebs