After divisional play, the third and fourth place team in each division played a two game series against a team from each division. The two winners joined group A in the next round and the two losers fell to group B.
Both Game 1s took place on Saturday. The fourth place team in the North Division beat the third place team in the South Division as Sylvia Fowles led Beijing past Jiangsu 78-62. The other game also went to the North Division team as Penny Taylor could not be stopped in Shanxi’s 71-66 win at Bayi. Hosting flipped for the second game of each series.
The second games were both on Tuesday. Shanxi also beat Bayi in the second game 78-72 to win the series outright. The other series was much more dramatic as Jiangsu used home court advantage, shrinking the deficit but coming up just short with only a 67-54 win. Beijing advances 132-129 to complete the groupings for the next round, which starts on Saturday.
November 14, 2015
Beijing vs. Jiangsu 78-62 BEI Fowles 21/14r Gao 18 JIA Chen 21 Jin 14 Breland 4
Bayi vs. Shanxi 66-71 BAY Sun 18/11r Zhang 14 SHA Taylor 30/11r/6s Huang 10/13r
November 17, 2015
Jiangsu vs. Beijing 67-54 JIA Breland 20/13r Chen 14 BEI Fowles 15/14r Zhang 15/6r
Shanxi vs. Bayi 78-72 SHA Taylor 25/11r Wei 19 BAY Zuo 18/8a Sun 11