January 7, 2017
On Saturday, Shanghai needed to rely heavily on its starters in a game that went to overtime as Breanna Stewart finally led them to the 79-74 win over Huang Sijing and Guangdong. Beijing continues to lead the chase for the top seed as they quickly jumped on Henan to win 88-57.
Guangdong vs. Shanghai 74-79(OT) GD Huang 29 Leuchanka 14/11r Yang 12 SH Stewart 43/10r Huang 10/9r
Henan vs. Beijing 57-88 HA Chen 19 Zhang 9 BJ Fowles 15/14r Shao 14 Qi ST 11 Qi Y 11 Zhang 10
Standings: Beijing 8-1, Shanghai 7-2, Guangdong 3-6, Henan 0-9
Another battle between the military teams ended up being exciting as Li Meng and Shenyang edged Sun Mengxin and Bayi 79-73 to edge into a more favorable seed. Glory Johnson had a big game and Peng Shiqing had an excellent shooting performance as Xinjiang beat Tamera Young and Shanxi 91-72 and continue to hold the lead for the key fifth seed.
Bayi vs. Shenyang 73-79 81 Sun MX 24/8r Sun MR 15/9r Wang 12 Zhao 11 SY Li 24 Zhao 19/9r/6s Liu 14 Gu 11/6r
Xinjiang vs. Shanxi 91-72 XJ Johnson 31/22r Peng 26 Wang 14/10r SN Young 25 Wu 14 Huang 10/8r Wei 10/7r Wu 10
Standings: Xinjiang 7-2, Shenyang 5-4, Bayi 4-5, Shanxi 2-7
Kelsey Bone continued to lead the way for Liaoning as they still hold out hope of getting the last chance to extend their season after a 91-67 win over Sichuan. Those chances nearly increased as Shandong nearly managed to beat Heilongjiang before falling 66-64 as Crystal Langhorne and Ji Yanyan proved to be too much to handle.
Liaoning vs. Sichuan 91-67 LN Bone 33/11r Liang 18/6s Wang 15 SC Wang 18/7r Cao 9
Shandong vs. Heilongjiang 64-66 SD Wang 18 Yang 14/10r Ji 10 HL Langhorne 32/13r Ji 21
Standings: Heilongjiang 8-1, Liaoning 5-4, Sichuan 3-6, Shandong 2-7