"If you win 4-0, you have to be happy. We will analyse today's game in a couple of days but for now we are delighted. Today it was important to be effective when it mattered most," Union head coach Urs Fischer said.
CHENGDU, China, Oct. 3 (Xinhua) -- After players finished their first Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) game in over nine months, nothing could describe their feelings of excitement.
The South American zone's 2022 World Cup qualifiers had been scheduled to begin in late March but were postponed amid the escalating health crisis.
Saturday's final game saw Betis bounce back after consecutive defeats with a 2-0 win away to Valencia. Sergio Canales celebrated his return to the Spanish national team squad by opened the scoring following a magnificent piece of control and shot in the 19th minute and Cristian Tello scored Betis' second of the game with 16 minutes left to play to assure they leapfrog Real Sociedad to sleep as leaders. Enditem
Wang Lili made 11 of 20 field shots and scored 25 points for Xinjiang, one of the title contenders over the current campaign. Wang Siyu helped with 11.
Fujian cut the deficit to nine points in the third period, but their fightback was halted by Dong and Huang's combined efforts inside-out, and they could not truly threaten Zhejiang thereafter.
As for player updates, Germany's Han Ying enters the action at the Women's World Cup in place of Australia's Melissa Tapper, and Germany's Patrick Franziska replaces Australia's Hu Heming to participate in the Men's World Cup. Enditem
"After a tight first half, we did well on defense and rebounds in the second half," Xinjiang coach Gao Fengjuan explained.
The event series includes the 2020 ITTF Women's World Cup, the 2020 ITTF Men's World Cup and the 2020 ITTF Finals.
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In the match between Wuhan and Beijing, Beatriz Zaneratto Joao gave Wuhan an early 1-0 lead as she stole the ball from a Beijing defender and hit the ball into the net in the 3rd minute. Wang Xinxin helped Wuhan extend the lead in the 14th minute as she lobbed a pass that flew straight into the net, catching the keeper off guard.