However, the 35-year-old Kipchoge was dropped from the leading pack with about three kilometers to go, finishing eighth at last.
"Many players have little experience of playing in WCBA. I'm satisfied with their desire to win and fighting spirit," she noted. Enditem
The game was decided with the final possession. After Li Jinjun converted one of two free throws, Shaanxi went up 80-78 with 11.3 seconds remaining. On the ensuing possession, Wuhan's Liang Juanzhi missed a jumper that could have sent the match into overtime.
Han Peng's direct corner goal in the 47th minute and Temwa Chawinga's goal in the 81st minute helped Wuhan secure a 4-0 victory, despite a missed penalty by Beatriz Zaneratto Joao in the 78th minute.
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"Schalke's squad is poorly composed. We are talking about the sins of the past," the 59-year-old said.
Han Xu got 13 points and 10 rebounds for Xinjiang who had another four players scoring in the double-digits. Enditem
In another game on Sunday, Beijing moved past Daqing 87-50. Enditem
Dominic Thiem of Austria hits a return during the men's singles quarterfinal match against Diego Schwartzman of Argentina at the French Open tennis tournament 2020 at Roland Garros in Paris, France, Oct. 6, 2020. (Photo by Aurelien Morissard/Xinhua)
"I think I played a really good match. I was very aggressive. I knew from last year I had to change something, so I really wanted to be better than last year and definitely, I was today," said the world No. 2.
"All the time I kept myself in the back to attack when I needed to," said Kitata. "When I went, I tried to push the pace more than before. I went into the last lap to beat the others."