January 12, 2016
Elizabeth Cambage made her return, but it was Tina Charles and Peng Shiqeng that led Xinjiang to a 91-73 win over Huang Jing, Wei Yuchun, and Shanghai. They ended the day in first place because Beijing played again without Sylvia Fowles, losing in overtime 71-66 at Guangdong as Yelena Leuchanka and Huang Sijing had nobody to stop them in the interior and Shao Ting’s scoring was not enough.
Xinjiang vs. Shanghai 91-73 XJ Charles 24/21r Peng 20 SH Huang 22 Wei 21 Cambage 20/9r
Guangdong vs. Beijing 71-66 (OT) GD Leuchanka 21/17r Huang 20/16r BJ Shao 21 Gao 14
Standings: Xinjiang 6-3, Beijing 6-3, Shanghai 4-5, Guangdong 2-7
Jin Jiabao led the way for Shenyang as they won the battle of military teams 81-77 over Sun Mengxin, Zhang Liting, and Bayi. Maya Moore was unburdened by minutes rules and responded by absolutely torching Kara Braxton and Liaoning in an 81-65 Shanxi victory.
Bayi vs. Shenyang 73-77 81 Sun 21/6r Zhang 21 SY Jin 21 Zhao 17/7r
Liaoning vs. Shanxi 65-81 LN Braxton 22/12r Wang 18/7r SN Moore 55/15r Wu 12
Standings: Shenyang 8-1, Shanxi 6-3, Bayi 3-6, Liaoning 1-8
Cheyenne Parker was more effectively held in check by Jiangsu than the other teams, but Henan still escaped with a 68-66 win to widen their lead for the key playoff place. Shandong beat Heilongjiang 77-55.
Henan vs. Jiangsu 68-66 HA Parker 16/12r Chen 14/6r JS Chen 18/8r Sun 15
Shandong vs. Heilongjiang 77-55 SD Ji 12 An 12 HL Ji 19 Zhang 12/14r
Standings: Henan 8-1, Jiangsu 5-4, Shandong 4-5, Heilongjiang 1-8