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China overwhelms Philippines in FIBA Women's Asia Cup 2021 opener

Xinhua | Updated: 2021-09-28 10:35
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China's Wang Siyu (2nd L) carries the ball during the match against the Philippines in the FIBA Women's Asia Cup 2021 in Amman, Jordan on Sept 27, 2021. [Photo/Xinhua]

AMMAN - China started its FIBA Women's Asia Cup 2021 opener in Jordan with a 143-52 victory over the Philippines in Group B on Monday.

The top-ranked Chinese team swamped the Philippines with eight of its players recording double-digit scoring returns during the game at Amman's Prince Hamza Hall.

A few minutes after the game, it was a complete dominance on the part of China as the Chinese team continued to outscore the team of the Philippines, with a 69-29 advantage at the half of the game.

Throughout the second half of the game, the Chinese team continued to excel, grabbing a 108-38 lead right before stretching the lead to 91 points.

Point guard Yang Liwei was the top performer in the game with 21 points, two rebounds and five assists.

Next, China will take on Chinese Taipei on Tuesday and will face Australia on Wednesday.

Elsewhere In Group A, Japan smashed India 136-46, South Korea beat New Zealand 85-69, while in Group B, Australia fended off Chinese Taipei 76-65.

Eight participants at the FIBA Women's Asia Cup were divided into two groups of four teams each, where group winners will advance directly to the semifinals which will be held on October 2.

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