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Chinese women keep unbeaten into 2nd phase
( 2003-08-23 14:46) (Xinhua)

The Chinese women cagers extended their winning streak to three games Friday at the Universiade and advanced into the 2nd phase with an unbeaten record.
The Chinese side encountered their third tough battle in a row with Serbia and Montenegro before they finally claimed the victory85-75, the same score as in their opening victory.
In the previous two games, the Chinese team defeated Finland 85-75 and defeat Japan 87-74.
The other berth is yet to be decided between Finland, one point with two matches to go and Serbia and Montenegro, three points with one match at hand.
Sui Feifei, last season's MVP in the Chinese women's league, and Wang Ling each scored 20 points to lead the team. Milica Dabovic and Katarina Manic both grabbed 12 for the Serbia and Montenegro side.
The Chinese men's basketballers, who eased into the second stage after a 92-72 victory over Turkey on Thursday, had one day off Friday.
Zhang Yongjun, head coach of the Chinese men's side, said that they should have no problem to rank eighth and hopefully will make it into semifinals.
"Ukraine, Serbia and Montenegro, Ukraine, and Japan are very tough, but we still have our chance," Zhang said.
In Friday's men's actions, Russia beat South Korea 75-71, Serbia and Montenegro crushed Mexico 92-62, Ukraine defeated Nigeria 20-0, a win by default, Canada outclassed Bulgaria 87-77, Australia beat Germany 71-68, Sweden thrashed Japan 92-67, Estonia downed South Africa 59-39, and Turkey upset Kazakhstan 89-71.
On women's side, Italy overcame the United States 81-64, Ireland defeated South Africa 90-42, South Korea upset Canada 83-79, Russia crushed Slovenia 63-39.

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