Fueled by Wei's six points in a row, Inner Mongolia widened the gap back to seven points, and they used a 22-13 second quarter to build a 13-point advantage at halftime.
"We were not in a favorable form today, and didn't figure out their zone defense well in the last quarter," admitted Sichuan coach Pan Wei. Enditem
The Chinese Super League (CSL), which started the 2020 season behind closed doors in July, has been slowly opening up to a limited number of spectators last month.
With several different players contributing in offense, Jiangsu went on another 16-3 run to start the second quarter to extend its advantage to almost 30 points, which gave little room for Shaanxi's fightback. Shaanxi came no closer than 14 points during the entire second half.
Once inside the stadium, they refused to sit down and sang almost non-stop, even when their team looked doomed at 2-0 down at half-time.
Shaanxi trailed for most of the game, but outscored Wuhan 23-18 in the last quarter to grab the morale-boosting win.
"I'm living in a dream. I came here two weeks ago to my Roland-Garros qualifying but today I'm here in the quarterfinals," said the 26-year-old Italian qualifier, who hadn't played a Grand Slam main draw before this year's Australian Open, where she suffered an early first-round exit.
But the Spaniard again hit out at the weather conditions of the tournament, just like what he did on his arrival in Paris ten days ago, as the temperature had plummeted to 12 degrees when he played on the Court Philippe-Chatrier after midnight.
"Our opponents did well on making shots at the start. This is our second match of the season, and we hope to improve through each game," said Zhejiang coach Gu Jiaqing.
Colombia will host Venezuela in Barranquilla on October 9 before facing Chile in Santiago four days later in the opening fixtures of the South American zone qualifiers.
Also on Wednesday, powered by Dilana Dilishati's 21 points, Dongguan handed Wuhan its third straight loss into the season at 80-62. Enditem