Leaving it all on the court
The Korea JoongAng Daily's holiday TV guide highlights all the best sports to watch over the long Seollal holiday.
After Ulsan Hyundai Mobis face Jeonju KCC on Friday, four clubs will play on Saturday, with four more matches scheduled on Sunday.
The Seoul SK Knights currently lead the standings, with 27 wins and eight losses, while Suwon KT Sonicboom trail in second place with 23 wins.
This season has already had its fair share of excitement. Last week, Ra Gun-ah of Jeonju KCC Egis, an American-born Korean forward, set a new KBL record with 5,242 career rebounds. Retired basketball player Seo Jang-hoon previously held the KBL record with 5,235 career rebounds.
Ra hit the milestone in a game against the Goyang Orion Orions at Jeonju Gymnasium in Jeonju. Ra will be back on the court on Friday when KCC face Ulsan Hyundai Mobis.
On the women’s side of the league, the Cheongju KB Stars have secured the Women’s Korean Basketball League (WKBL) 2021-22 season trophy with six games still left to play after beating Yongin Samsung Life Insurance on Jan. 22. However, their try at the longest winning streak was cut short on Wednesday against Woori Bank.
The WKBL will take a break until March 11th.
BY YUN SO-HYANG [firstname.lastname@example.org]