CHENGDU, China, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) -- After an all-around performance in her first Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) game, Fang Min thought she has a lot to improve to better fit into the professional league.
Fueled by Wei's six points in a row, Inner Mongolia widened the gap back to seven points, and they used a 22-13 second quarter to build a 13-point advantage at halftime.
"She had a remarkable performance coming off the bench but failed to convert some layups due to a physical slump. She still needs to go through some tests game after game. Hopefully, she can progress deep into the season," said Henan coach Li Jianxin.
A fierce battle ensued in the final 10 minutes. Zhang Ru made a three-pointer as Henan pulled the score back to 68-72 heading to the final minute, but they could not complete the comeback, as Shanxi sealed the win with free throws.
Zhao Xuetong nailed 19 points for Sichuan. Gao Song and Hu Yueming each scored 17 points. Shao had 11.
World 10,000m bronze medalist Agnes Tirop of Kenya was second in 15:11.11 while Margaret Kemboi also of Kenya taking the third spot In 15:13.38. Ethiopian Tsigie Gebreselama (15:19.79) was fourth.
Jiangsu showed its well-balanced, attacking firepower, with seven players scoring in double figures, led by Sun Li's 18.
Liu Jiacen scored 22 points and pulled down 11 rebounds for Shanxi. Zhao Zhifang also registered a double-double of 12 points and 12 boards. Captain Wu Tongtong nailed 21 points.
After four games of the season, Athletic Club Bilbao coach Gaizka Garitano has emerged as the early favorite in the 'sack race' after his side lost 1-0 at home to nine-man Cadiz, before being beaten by the same score away to Alaves on Sunday.
Next up for Kvitova is Germany's Laura Segemund, who dispatched Spaniard Paula Badosa 7-5, 6-2 to advance. Enditem
After pocketing the second win consecutively since the beginning of the season, Shanxi coach Li Ge gave a high appraisal of some of his veterans' performance.