It is near the end of the first stage of league play and there were several key games in the race for divisional positioning. All teams except the two military-affiliated teams now have a foreign player after Ashley Paris joined Shandong. The big battle in the South Division was won by Shanghai 70-64 as Elizabeth Cambage and Yelena Leuchanka battled to a draw individually. Bayi beat winless Shandong 93-88 to stay in third place. In a battle of Chicago Sky teammates, Jessica Breland and Jiangsu beat Cheyenne Parker and Henan 94-83. The big game in the North Division saw Xinjiang remain undefeated by beating Shanxi 76-62. Tina Charles put in the strongest individual performance [Read more…]
One team remains undefeated as Xinjiang took care of business at Shenyang with Wang Lili using a great shooting performance to be the leading non-foreign scorer in the round. Penny Taylor took overall scoring honors for the day as Shanxi won a statement game against Beijing. Also in the North Division, Liaoning kept Heilongjiang winless. The two teams leading the South Division managed close wins as Guangdong beat Jiangsu and Shanghai had a tougher than expected time with winless Shandong. Bayi beat Henan to stay in the top half of the division. [Read more…]
It is now past the midway point of the first portion of the season in China. Xinjiang remains the only unbeaten team, keeping Heilongjiang winless 96-58. Beijing tries to keep pace in the North as they beat Liaoning 66-53. Shanxi continues to await their star as they lost 59-56 to Shenyang. In the South, the two teams at the top are still tied. Guangdong beat Henan 81-66 and Elizabeth Cambage was the leading scorer of the round again as Shanghai beat Bayi 82-75. Jiangsu kept Shandong winless with an 81-60 win.
Guangdong vs. Henan 81-66 Guangdong Leuchanka 25/15r Huang 17/9r Henan Sun 18 Parker 12/9r
Bayi vs. Shanghai 75-82 Bayi Sun MX 22 Sun MR 17 Shanghai Cambage 29/11r Huang 18/6r
Jiangsu vs. Shandong 81-60 Jiangsu Jin 15 Chen 12 Breland 9/16r Shandong Wang 12 Yu 11
Liaoning vs. Beijing 53-66 Liaoning Wang 19/6r Braxton 17/7r Beijing Fowles 17/14r Zhang 12 Gao 12
Shanxi vs. Shenyang 56-59 Shanxi Wei 18/9r Taylor 12 Shenyang Liu 16 Jin 15/8r
Heilongjiang vs. Xinjiang 58-96 Heilongjiang Ji 20/7r McIntyre 14/8r Xinjiang Charles 27/11r Peng 22
Xinjiang was victorious again to remain the only unbeaten team in the league as they continue to lead the North Division. Sylvia Fowles, the latest foreign player to arrive, provided an immediate boost to Beijing. Guangdong returned to winning ways after getting Yelena Leuchanka back as she missed the last game, their only loss of the season. Elizabeth Cambage continues to contribute some of the strongest statistical performances as Shanghai kept pace in the South Division.
Henan vs. Shanghai 72-79 Henan Huang 27 Parker 20/14r Shanghai Cambage 36/11r/6b Huang 13
Shandong vs. Guangdong 61-96 Shandong Wang 14/7r/6a Ji 10 Guangdong Leuchanka 30/14r Huang 18/8r
Bayi vs. Jiangsu 78-72 Bayi Sun 23/11r Zhang 16/6r Jiangsu Breland 19/10r Li 18
Beijing vs. Shenyang 76-63 Beijing Fowles 27/6r Gao 12/7r Shenyang Jin 28 Li 10
Xinjiang vs. Liaoning 81-60 Xinjiang Charles 25/12r Wang 19 Liaoning Liang 14 Braxton 11
Shanxi vs. Heilongjiang 71-51 Shanxi Taylor 18/8r Wei 16/7r Heilongjiang McIntyre 15/10r Ji 11