January 7, 2016
Elizabeth Cambage won the individual battle with Yelena Leuchanka and Shanghai was just able to keep Guangdong winless 71-69. Sylvia Fowles and Beijing were not able to stop Peng Shiqing, but they were again able to slow down the opposing foreign player as they stayed in first place with a 73-60 win over Xinjiang.
Guangdong vs. Shanghai 69-71 GD Leuchanka 21/10r Huang 19 SH Cambage 28/11r Shi 17
Beijing vs. Xinjiang 73-60 BJ Fowles 22/15r Gao 16 XJ Peng 27 Hua 18/8r Charles 9/13r
Standings: Beijing 6-1, Xinjiang 4-3, Shanghai 4-3, Guangdong 0-7
Kara Braxton was unstoppable for Liaoning, but with her minutes limited by rule, Zhao Shuang and Li Meng helped Shenyang stay in firm control of the top spot with an 85-75 win. Maya Moore was also dealing with a minutes restriction, but she was nearly flawless in an 89-79 win over Bayi.
Liaoning vs. Shenyang 75-85 LN Braxton 34/15r Wang 13 SY Zhao 22 Li 20
Shanxi vs. Bayi 89-79 SN Moore 43/12r Huang 13/6r 81 Lu 18/6r Zuo 15
Standings: Shenyang 6-1, Shanxi 4-3, Bayi 3-4, Liaoning 1-6
Yu Jie led Shandong to a 64-60 win over Jiangsu, which probably ends any hopes of the visitors staying in contention. Henan did their part as Cheyenne Parker was utterly unstoppable inside in an 86-83 win, cancelling out strong efforts from Zhang Jiahe and Ji Yanyan.
Shandong vs. Jiangsu 64-60 SD Yu 24/8r Yang 15/7r JS Li 17 Jin 16
Heilongjiang vs. Henan 83-86 HL Zhang 30/6r Ji 26/9r HA Parker 40/24r Chen 17
Standings: Henan 6-1, Jiangsu 4-3, Shandong 3-4, Heilongjiang 1-6