"We didn't perform well in the first quarter. We had a tough start, but ultimately took our chance," Shaanxi coach Jiang E'Ying reflected.
Despite three losses in a row coming into the season, Wuhan coach Li Xin expressed her satisfaction in some respects.
"I've had two fantastic years here at Sydney FC and have cherished every moment of my life in Australia," he said.
On the Shandong side, Yang Hengyu contributed 16 points, while Qiao Yanzi added 12.
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"With 53 points you cannot win any game," admitted Shanghai coach Milos Paden.
Li felt a bit uncomfortable about Shandong's double team early in the match, but soon get used to that, making two baskets and feeding Chen's two layups, to help Inner Mongolia race ahead 19-15 in the first quarter.
Sichuan found its formidable game in the second quarter, responding with a 17-2 run and taking a 41-39 lead going into the second half.
Dong was a lethal weapon on offensive end, scoring 12 points down the stretch as Zhejiang rode on a 14-0 spurt to race ahead 46-27 midway through the second quarter.
Yang Xiaolong, the head of the local culture bureau, said that Ziyuan has been actively promoting "sports-plus-tourism". Enditem