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China beat Australia in FIBA Women's Asia Cup 2021 to reach semifinals

Xinhua | Updated: 2021-09-30 11:31
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Li Yuan of China (L) breaks through during the FIBA Women's Asia Cup 2021 Group B basketball match between China and Australia in Amman, capital of Jordan, Sept 29, 2021. [Photo/Xinhua]

AMMAN - China recorded their third straight win in the FIBA Women's Asia Cup 2021 with an 82-64 victory over Australia on Wednesday.

With the win, the top-ranked Chinese team topped Group B with six points to qualify for the semifinals.

China have been unstoppable since the start of the tournament and during Wednesday's game, they accelerated their performance during the last quarter and eased their way to an impressive victory.

Power forward Huang Sijing was the top performer in the game for China with 12 points, eight rebounds and four assists.

Towering Han Xu was also a real handful for the Australian defense, claiming 16 points and 11 rebounds for a double-double.

Elsewhere in Group A games on Wednesday, Japan beat South Korea 67-62, New Zealand crushed India 109-49, while in Group B Chinese Taipei beat the Philippines 93-52.

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