The season started on Sunday under roughly the same format that was employed last season. Financial issues that were present last season only got worse as talent consolidation continued, even with an influx of players from the disbanded military team. In the first game, that was evident as Han Xu made her way to Sichuan, which is hosting right now, and they rolled past Jiangsu 86-66 despite a great game from Luo Xinyu.
Monday’s first game was an interesting matchup as part of the process of getting back up to 18 teams involved forming a team of all stars from the teams in the Chinese University Basketball Association, which has a history of producing some solid players. Their first game was a tough assignment against Inner Mongolia and they lost 97-47. Xinjiang may not be considered a title favorite anymore, but had a solid 95-50 win over Tianjin. Tian Yangyang had a good game for Heilongjiang, but Hubei rolled to a 116-69 win after an even first quarter.
Tuesday started with Shanxi winning 77-65 over Hebei. Beijing beat Fujian 79-50. Liaoning fielded a team in the league again after an absence and Hu Yueming had a good game for them, but Dong Keer and Dan Wanli helped Zhejiang win 93-70. The last game of the round was a good one as Shandong figures to make a strong move up the standings this season with some big name players returning after playing elsewhere. Wang Siyu had a strong game back with the team and Yang Hengyu was also strong as they opened with an 87-83 win over Yang Shuyu and Guangdong. With each round now being played over two days with no breaks over the 17 games, many teams will be trying to contend with little rest in this condensed format.
November 14, 2021
Sichuan vs. Jiangsu 86-66 SC Han 21/9r Sun 15/7r Gao 10 JS Luo 31/7r Zhang 10
November 15, 2021
Inner Mongolia vs. FUSC 97-47 NM Li 16 Zhang 16 Feng 11 Pan 10 US Zhang 12 Liu 11
Xinjiang vs. Tianjin 95-50 XJ Wu 16 Zhu 14 Fang 14 Wang 10/6r Chen 10/6r TJ Ma 15/7r
Heilongjiang vs. Hubei 69-116 HL Tian 23 Luo 16 Yu 14 HB Ha 18/11r Chen Y-Y 17 Niu 16/7r Peng 12 Chen XL 12 Du 10
Shaanxi vs. Shanghai 70-86 SN Han 14 Zhou MY 13 Zhou YM 11/8a SH Zhang 18/11r Liu 16/8r Huang 15 Li 10
November 16, 2021
Shanxi vs. Hebei 77-65 SX Wu 15/7r/7a Zhao 15 Liu 12/7r Fu 10/7r HE Lin 13/9r Zhang 11 Guo 10
Fujian vs. Beijing 50-79 FJ Ma 15 Zheng 12 BJ Ma 15 Tang 14 Shi 11 Qi 10/6r
Zhejiang vs. Liaoning 93-70 ZJ Dong 27/6r Dan 20 Wan 17/7r Wang 15/6r/8a Yu 12/7r LN Hu 22 Liang 12 Wang 12
Shandong vs. Guangdong 87-83 SD Yang 23 Wang SY 20/6r/8a Wang YZ 17/7r Cao 12/6r GD Yang 22/6r Dilana 15 Yu 12