Posted February. 18, 2015 08:11,
The basketball hero team for this spring has been decided. Woori Bank team. The question now is which team will be its competitor.
Women pro basketball team KB Stars became the last team to qualify for the playoff on last Thursday. The question now is which team will compete with leader Woori Bank that is aiming to win for the third straight year this season. As of Tuesday, Woori Bank (24 wins and five losses), Shinhan Bank (20 wins, nine losses) and KB Stars (18 wins, 11 losses) all have six more games to go, and Woori Bank is ahead of Shinhan Bank by four wins. Starting Friday, Woori will play with low rank teams including KDB Life Insurance (two consecutive matches) and Hana Bank, and is likely to beat them to gain three wins. Woori has virtually confirmed its regular league No. 1 ranking for the third straight year.
KB Stars has taken an upturn at the last minute and became the spring season`s dark horse. It grabbed six straight wins entering this year, and also beat Woori for three straight games. Even Shinhan that is considered Woori`s biggest rival has failed to show such performance. KB showed 3-3 overall against confronting teams, showing off a robust record to compete with Woori. Shinhan was sluggish in its game with Woori this season with two wins and four losses. To defending champion Woori, KB is a tougher team than Shinhan.
The fight for No. 2 rank is also fierce between Shinhan and KB that wants to take the most of their home advantage at the playoff. The playoff is competition between the second and third place teams at the regular league, with the team that grabs two wins among three games winning. The first and third games are played at the home stadium of the second place team.
KB has been catching up speedily from round four, and is now behind Shinhan by two games. However, Shinhan has been wavering, recording three wins and two losses in its five latest games. The two consecutive games that the two teams will play on upcoming Saturday and Sunday will be the biggest competition for the No. 2 ranking. Shinhan is ahead of KB with three wins and two losses this season.