Shao, captain of China's national team, first stood out to convert two fast break baskets in a row. Sichuan showed its depth with substitutes on the court, compiling a 10-point advantage after the first quarter expired.
Cao Junwei's 10 points in the first quarter provided Shandong with a 21-19 advantage, but Beijing rode on a 13-0 spurt through Tang and Dong Jingxian's combined efforts to go up 51-36 at half-time.
Many young players burst into tears after the game, and Ji could not hold back her own.
The second quarter was contested more fiercely, with many body contacts and fouls. Fujian managed a three-point advantage at half-time.
With the younger generation unable to fill the void after several key players left, Heilongjiang didn't get desirable results over the ensuing two seasons.
Meanwhile, the AFA said Sevilla midfielder Marcos Acuna continued to train separately from the main squad after suffering a hamstring injury against Ecuador at La Bombonera.
"Since the end of last season I've been feeling more comfortable and scoring more goals," Falcao said. "Hopefully I can carry that form with me to the national team. Our main objective is to qualify for the World Cup and I'm as motivated as ever to help the team achieve that."
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Shanghai left Dongguan with no chance from start to finish, leading seven points at halftime, and managed to maintain its double-digit lead for the most of the second half. Center Zhang Zhiting scored 17 points off the bench. Huang Jing contributed 16 points.
The Englishman is excited by the two world records that were broken in Valencia, Spain on Wednesday night -- by Uganda's Joshua Cheptegei in the men's 10,000 meters and Ethiopia's Letesenbet Gidey in the women's 5,000 meters.
"As we didn't train together for quite a long time, we still suffered some problems on both the attacking and defending ends," she noted.