December 31, 2016
Breanna Stewart and Shanghai bounced back on Saturday by beating Chen Xiaoli and Henan 89-72. Beijing continues to lead the race for the top playoff seed after an 81-47 win over shorthanded Guangdong.
Henan vs. Shanghai 72-89 HA Chen 23 Parker 19/13r Zhang 14/7r/8a SH Stewart 43/12r/6a/6s Huang 17 Shen 12
Beijing vs. Guangdong 81-47 BJ Fowles 16/9r Liu 16/6r Shao 15 Shi 12 Gao 12 GD Pei 11 Yang 9
Standings: Beijing 6-1, Shanghai 5-2, Guangdong 3-4, Henan 0-7
Xinjiang continues to lead the race for the coveted top spot in this group as Glory Johnson was effective in her minutes and Wang Lili had a solid game in an 85-76 win. Li Meng and Zhao Shuang led the way for Shenyang. The battle to avoid needing a playoff to advance to the quarterfinals continues to be fierce as Sun Mengxin and Bayi waited for Tamera Young to hit the bench before springing a comeback to win 83-77 as Wei Wei could not carry Shanxi on her own.
Xinjiang vs. Shenyang 85-76 XJ Wang 26/7a Johnson 23/16r Dilana 16/8r Cui 10/7r Hua 10/6r SY Li 25 Zhao 23 Gu 12/7r
Shanxi vs. Bayi 77-83 SN Wei 24/8r Young 23/8r 81 Sun MX 20 Sun MR 16/7r Zhang 15/9r Pan 13/7r
Standings: Xinjiang 6-1, Bayi 3-4, Shenyang 3-4, Shanxi 2-5
Wang Siyu and Shandong took advantage of a weaker Sichuan roster to finally pick up a win 89-80 over Cao Beidi and company. Heilongjiang continues to hold the edge for keeping their season going as they beat Kelsey Bone and Liaoning 67-52.
Shandong vs. Sichuan 89-80 SD Wang 28/7r/7a Ji 15/7r Yang 13/6r Cao 13 SC Cao 21 Gong 18/6a Yang 15 Guo 12/6r
Heilongjiang vs. Liaoning 67-52 HL Zhang 19 Langhorne 18/17r Ji 14/6a LN Bone 23/7r Liang 9
Standings: Heilongjiang 6-1, Liaoning 4-3, Sichuan 3-4, Shandong 1-6