Inner Mongolia outscored Hebei 34-14 in the third quarter, allowing their opponents no space for a turnaround. Li Yueru added nine points down the stretch. Inner Mongolia had its biggest lead of 46 points heading into the final minute of the match.
With the pandemic under control in China, sports events like the Carnival returned, which in turn gave a further boost for people's confidence across the country to restore normal life.
Universidad Catolica midfielder Jose Carabali also earned his first national call-up for the matches in Buenos Aires on October 8 and Quito five days later.
In the men's 1,500m race, world leader Cheruiyot fought off compatriot Kumari Taki in a fierce home straight brawl to take the win in three minutes and 34.31 seconds in front of 2000 spectators that were allowed the entry under COVID-19 control protocols.
In the first set, Shandong and Tianjin traded leads from the offset. After Shandong's Sun Jie left the court through injury, Tianjin leveled the score 15-15 and then took the set 25-21.
Houssem Aouar converted a penalty in the 28th minute to equalize for the hosts after Melvin Bard was taken down by Alvaro Gonzalez.
In other games in Chengdu, after a goalless first half, Beijing Renhe broke the deadlock in the 57th minute to claim a 2-0 victory over Suzhou Dongwu. Taizhou Yuanda defeated Inner Mongolia Zhongyou 2-0.
Fueled by Wei's six points in a row, Inner Mongolia widened the gap back to seven points, and they used a 22-13 second quarter to build a 13-point advantage at halftime.
Li shot 12 of 14 from the field to finish with 28 points, along with 14 boards, in Inner Mongolia's wire-to-wire victory, leading five players who finished with double-digit in points.
Shaanxi trailed for most of the game, but outscored Wuhan 23-18 in the last quarter to grab the morale-boosting win.
The injury was confirmed shortly after Spain coach Luis Enrique had named the defender in his squad to play Portugal, Switzerland and Ukraine in the coming days.