- CNTV English - CCTV News

China wins four-nation women's basketball tourney

06-20-2011 11:02 BJT

CHANGZHI, China, June 19 -- China beat Australia 80-72 on Sunday night and took the title of the four-nation women's basketball tournament with an unbeaten record.

Earlier on Sunday Brazil defeated New Zealand 73-62 and ranked second when Clarissa Santos scored 16 of her 23 points in the first half and grabbed eight rebounds.

China's Ding Yuan scored 14 points, 11 from the second half, Ma Zengyu had 12, including two 3-pointers in the fourth quarter and Ji Yanyan added 10. But six Chinese players scored more than eight points with Zhao Shuang and Yang Banban 9 apiece, center Wei Wei 8.

The home team shot 58 percent on the two-pointer field and 4 of 10 3-pointers, compared to Australia's 45 percent and 2 of 15 from long distance.

"We played good defense overall and shot the ball better than the opponent," Chinese coach Sun Fengwu said. "But we made 15 turnovers including five in the fourth quarter."

It was 39-35 at halftime after Yang Banban hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer. China controlled the third quarter with a 21-11 spurt for a 60-46 advantage and Australians never closed up to eight points since.

"We lost mainly because we played bad in the third quarter," said Australia coach Carrie Graf. "China did good job especially at penetrations and shootings."

Abby Bishop hit a game-high 16 points for Australia, who were one-win and two-loss and placed third in the tourney.

Brazil completed a two-win and one-loss, and Zealand were win-less and fourth in the tournament. The four teams will move to Yulin, Shaanxi Province for the second leg of the tournament from June 22-24.

Editor:Sun Luying |Source: Xinhua

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program