March 13th 2018
KB Stars vs. Shinhan S-Birds 75-57
The Korean League (WKBL) began their playoffs on Sunday March 11th. The top three teams advance to the playoffs, while the first placed team automatically advances to the championship round. Woori Bank finished the season in first place with KB Stars and Shinhan S-Birds in second and third. Woori and KB sat atop the standings for the entire season where KB came close to stealing the first place position from Woori who have won the past six championships in the Korean League.
In the best of three series KB hosted Shinhan at home for game one. During the regular season KB had a 4-3 record against the S-Birds. In what most thought would be a competitive game, KB came out the gate on fire as they took a 25 to 12 lead to end the first quarter. In the second, Shinan kept the score close and KB took a 12 point lead into the half. KB picked things back up in the third and kept the game out of reach for Shinhan. KB saw four players score in double figures with Damiris Dantas leading the way with 19 points and 6 rebounds. Kim Damby lead all scorers for the S-birds with 12 points. KB hopes to end the series in two games to have more time to prepare for the championship round. Game two will be played on Tuesday on Shinan’s home court.
KB Stars Dantas 19pts 6rebs Currie 13pts 7rebs Gang Ajung 16pts Park Jisu 16pts 13rebs 6asts
Shinhan S-Birds Thornton 7pts 5rebs Gray 11pts 12rebs Kim Damby 12pts 5rebs