Jackson victorious in cliffhanger

Jackson victorious in cliffhanger

Jackson victorious in cliffhanger    Lauren Jackson has led her Women’s Korean Basketball League (WKBL) team Samsung Bichumi to victory over the Shinhan Bank S-Birds in the 4th game of the best-of-five Grand Finals Series in Seoul this afternoon, 69-68.

Jackson victorious in cliffhanger

  

Lauren Jackson has led her Women’s Korean Basketball League (WKBL) team Samsung Bichumi to victory over the Shinhan Bank S-Birds in the 4th game of the best-of-five Grand Finals Series in Seoul this afternoon, 69-68.

Jackson led all scorers with 27 points to go along with 12 rebounds and 6 blocked shots, while her chief opposition, American All-Star import Taj McWilliams-Franklin, scored 17 points with 17 rebounds.


The series is now tied at 2-2.

Jackson posted a dominant 12 points in the opening quarter, connecting on 5-of-7 field goals and 2-of-2 free throws to take her team into the first break ahead 22-16.The defending champions threw everything at Jackson in the second period and restricted her to just 2 points, but Samsung held onto the lead to go into half time ahead, 37-34.The third quarter followed similarly, with Jackson posting a mere 4 points and the S-Birds managed to take the barest of leads with one quarter remaining 53-52.But showing all her class, Jackson shrugged off the added pressure to post 9 final quarter points.A 3-point shot from Jackson’s team mate Jung-Eun Park with 43 seconds remaining gave Samsung Bichumi a one point lead, a margin they maintained until the end behind Jackson’s fierce defence.The final game of the five game series will take place tomorrow.