November 17, 2016
The next stage of the season in China began on Thursday with the teams divided up into two groups based on performance in the first stage.
Shanghai has perfected its technique against military teams, getting big contributions from Breanna Stewart in the minutes that she is allowed to play as they beat Shenyang 81-71. Henan answered any questions that were raised about whether they would be as impressive with a step up in competition as Chiney Ogwumike led them again. They were able to take advantage of all of the travel that Beijing needed to do before the game to edge Sylvia Fowles and company 78-75. Jewell Loyd helped Shanxi find just enough to edge Guangdong who also had significant travel before the game 69-68.
Shanghai vs. Shenyang 81-71 SH Stewart 32/11r Shen 16/6r Xun 12/8r SY Jin 17 Zhao 15/7r Li 12/7r/7a Wu 10/6r
Henan vs. Beijing 78-75 HA Ogwumike 34/10r Sun 13 Zhang 13 BJ Fowles 24/12r Shao 14 Gao 14 Shi 13