Buckling up their defense and increasing ball movement in transition, Sichuan began to gain ground in the second quarter. After Shao Ting's three-point play with 5:57 left, they turned the game around at 30-28 before going into halftime up 41-39.
Uruguay will face Chile in Montevideo on October 8 before meeting Ecuador in Quito five days later.
On the Shandong side, Yang Hengyu contributed 16 points, while Qiao Yanzi added 12.
CHENGDU, China, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) -- After an all-around performance in her first Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) game, Fang Min thought she has a lot to improve to better fit into the professional league.
Others drafted into Colombia's squad in the past week are Corinthians midfielder Victor Cantillo, Hertha Berlin striker John Cordoba and Bayer Leverkusen defender Santiago Arias. Enditem
Moments later, new arrival Joel Pohjanpalo scored his first goal for Union only 35 seconds after coming on to put the result beyond doubt in the 64th minute.
In the first competition day of Wuhan Zall, team of the hardest-hit city, fans are gathering with strong passion. For some, the fighting sprits of the matches may encourage them to overcome the stressful times.
"They're the best team in the league, and proved it today," said Shandong coach Luka Sjekloca. Enditem
Shanghai's hope of leveling the game was shattered as Barbra Banda's shot in the 87th minute hit the woodwork and bounced off.
Wang Lili made 11 of 20 field shots and scored 25 points for Xinjiang. Wang Siyu helped with 11.
The Czech player fired 23 winners in the match in which she converted four of her nine break points. Despite missing a chance of serving for the win in the eighth game of the second set at 5-2, she clinched it when opportunity appeared again in the tenth to wrap up the victory with a love game.