China beats senegal in four-nation basketball tourney
Updated: 2006-07-23 11:29
Wang Zhizhi and Yi Jianlian were the stars of China's 57-53 victory over
Senegal in the four-nation men's basketball tournament now being held in
Yi Jianlian (L) and
Wang Zhizhi (14) shine in China's 57-53 victory over Senegal. [Photo
Yi Jianlian (L) and Wang Zhizhi (14) shine in China's 57-53 victory over
Senegal. (Photo source: sina.com)
Ex-NBA center Wang Zhizhi snatched the game-high of 20 points and ten
rebounds, while teenager Yi Jianlian added 14 points and ten rebounds to China's
The Chinese team controlled the match from the very beginning, leading 38-25
before the break.
After the third quarter, the Asian champions widened their advantage by 13
The team made a couple of mistakes approaching the stretch as Senegal fought
back to reduce the margin to three points.
But Sun Yue sealed the final victory for the Chinese team when he converted a
decisive free throw with only 19 seconds to go.
China will next play hosts France in their last match of the