CHENGDU, China, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- Xinjiang put on a defensive-minded game to best Shanghai 68-53 in the Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) league here on Wednesday.
Third seed Elina Svitolina cruised past 27th-seeded Ekaterina Alexandrova 6-4, 7-5 to advance to the next round. Argentinian qualifier Nadia Podoroska extended her stunning run on clay after the restart of the season, as the 23-year-old dispatched Anna Karolina Schmiedlova 6-3, 6-2 to become the first Argentinian women's player to reach the fourth round in Paris since 2011. ■
Beijing, whose national team duo of Shao Ting and Gao Song had joined Sichuan during the offseason, lost to Jiangsu on Thursday. They regained a fine form on Sunday, with four players' double-figure points leading the way. Qi Yu posted a game-high 20 points. Shi Xiufeng and Qi Site chipped in 14 and 13 respectively.
Wu opened the game with two straight 3-pointers, while Henan's Zhang Lingge answered with two shots from beyond the arc. Wu and Liu combined for 18 points as Shanxi built a 22-17 lead in the first quarter.
Yerry Mina's header put Everton back in front on the stroke of halftime and James rounded off an excellent individual display with two second half goals.
"I'm sure that I can make many layups on the university basketball court, but here, when opponents inflicted huge pressure on me, my chance of doing that will be much lower."
CHENGDU, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) -- Dilana Dilxat scored 19 points to help Dongguan overcome Sichuan 78-71 in the Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) league, while Han Xu and Wang Lili paced Xinjiang to an easy 84-61 win over Wuhan on Monday.
Jiangsu were placed second in the group after the third round.
Jose Bordalas' men now travel to play Real Sociedad - one of the most attractive sides in La Liga, but who have struggled for form at home since the return of football in June.
Xinjiang restrained Shanghai to five points in the first quarter and 18 at the break on the way to winning the game.
To make things worse for Schalke, Leipzig continued on the front foot and made it 3-0 just before the break as Marcel Halstenberg's cross allowed Willi Orban to make it three.