Busan BNK, led by Lee So-hee’s 31 points, defeated Chinese Taipei in the final game of the 42nd William Jones Cup to finish in second place The BNK defeated the Chinese Taipei A team, comprised of national-level players, 93-76 in the fifth game of the tournament at Heping Gymnasium in Taipei City, Taiwan, on the afternoon of 9 September With a 3-1 record prior to the game, BNK was tied for second place with Chinese Taipei A, and with the win, BNK finished the tournament in second place with a 4-1 record, behind Japan’s Champsong Cosmetics (5-1)With a one-sided home crowd behind them, BNK struggled to score in the early stages of the game, missing the rim with every shot they took Park tried to turn the tide midway through the first quarter, when BNK trailed 4-9, by subbing in Kim Han-byul and taking a timeout BNK tied the score after a steal by Lee So-hee and looked to be on their way to a 17-13 lead after back-to-back three-pointers by Lee, but the game went back-and-forth to end the first quarter 21-20BNK opened the second quarter with a three-pointer from Lee So-hee, but Taiwan maintained a slim lead amid a fierce fightback Head coach Park Jung-jeong brought 스포츠토토존 back Lee So-hee from the bench and she scored immediately upon her return to the court as BNK began to close the gap on Chinese Taipei A Team A two-pointer from Kim Han-byul at the end of the shot clock was followed by another free throw to complete a three-point play, and a driving layup from Jin An on the fast break gave BNK an eight-point lead Leading 46-38 at halftime, BNK rattled off points in the third quarter, with back-to-back threes from Lee So-hee and Han Um-ji putting them up by 14 at one pointIn the fourth quarter, which started with a three-pointer from Kim Ji-Eun hitting the rim, BNK took a 17-point lead on a two-pointer from Kim Han-Byul with just over seven minutes left in the game, and a basket from Jin-An made it 84-67 with 3:43 left in the game With 3:19 left in the game, Jinan was called for five fouls, but just before the end, Park Sung-jin drove in two free throws to seal the game, 93-76, a 17-point victory and second placeLee So-hee, who shone with 31 points, including four 3-pointers on the day, averaged 18.2 points in the tournament to finish in the top five Han Um-ji added 15 points and Jin-an, playing in her home country, followed with 14 points and six rebounds At the post-match ceremony, the players were all smiles as they received medals around their necks, raising expectations for the upcoming season.

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