January 3, 2017
Chen Xiaoli and Cheyenne Parker had good games for Henan in a promising start on Tuesday, but containing Breanna Stewart proved to be impossible again as Shanghai won 93-75. Sylvia Fowles and Beijing continue to lead the race for the top seed after a 76-68 win over Guangdong.
Henan vs. Shanghai 75-93 HA Chen 25 Parker 24/9r Tian 12 SH Stewart 38/9r Gong 19 Li 17 Shen 14/8a
Beijing vs. Guangdong 76-68 BJ Fowles 24/14r Shao 15 Gao 15 Shi 12 GD Yu 15 Shen 14 Leuchanka 11/13r
Standings: Beijing 7-1, Shanghai 6-2, Guangdong 3-5, Henan 0-8
Xinjiang could have built a big lead with a win, but Shenyang flipped the script with Jin Jiabao’s shooting, building a big lead even before Glory Johnson hit the minutes restriction and winning 80-75. Tamera Young did everything she could to give Shanxi a lead going into the final period, but as soon as she hit the bench, Wang Xuemeng and Sun Mengran helped Bayi with the comeback as they won 87-81.
Xinjiang vs. Shenyang 75-80 XJ Johnson 27/14r Wang 19/8r Dilana 13 Hua 11/6r SY Jin 36 Zhao 16/7r/6a Li 15
Shanxi vs. Bayi 81-87 SN Young 35/10r/6s Wu 14 Wu 14 81 Wang 26 Sun MR 21/11r/6a Sun MX 13/10r Pan 11 Zhao 10/8r
Standings: Xinjiang 6-2, Bayi 4-4, Shenyang 4-4, Shanxi 2-6
Shandong continued to take advantage of a Sichuan team playing without foreigners to win again 84-64. Crystal Langhorne and Heilongjiang may have done enough to make sure that it grabs the last spot in the knockout rounds after a 71-65 win over Liaoning.
Shandong vs. Sichuan 84-64 SD Yang 13/12r Fang 12 Ma 11 Cao 10 SC Gong 17 Wang 15/9r Li 13 Wu 11
Heilongjiang vs. Liaoning 71-65 HL Langhorne 29/16r Ji 15/6r/7a Zhang 12 LN Liang 16 Zhu 13/8r Xing 13 Bone 4
Standings: Heilongjiang 7-1, Liaoning 4-4, Sichuan 3-5, Shandong 2-6