Zhejiang's Shan Wanli made six 3-pointers on nine attempts to score a game-high 29 points. Wang Haimei chipped in with 13.
"They're the best team in the league, and proved it today," said Shandong coach Luka Sjekloca. Enditem
As opposed to early sluggishness last game, Xinjiang heated quickly into the game with a 10-0 surge on Shanghai's consecutive turnovers, before Bao Meng's jumper snapped Shanghai's scoring drought over six minutes. Xinjiang set up a 10-point cushion as the first quarter ran out.
"I'm very happy. It was a great match, I didn't make any mistakes. Casper is a really great player, very attractive to play, I think there were many good rallies, it was a good match from both of us," said the recently-crowned US Open champion.
Burel wasted three set points when she took a 5-3 lead in the first set and stormed to 40-0 in the ninth game. But Zhang battled back to save all three, and held the serve before breaking Burel's in the tenth to level the score at 5-5.
JIANGMEN, China, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- Tianjin claimed its sixth national title by defeating Shandong 3-1 (25-21, 16-25, 25-11, 25-12) in the final of the Chinese Women's Volleyball Championship here on Friday.
World 10,000m bronze medalist Agnes Tirop of Kenya was second in 15:11.11 while Margaret Kemboi also of Kenya taking the third spot In 15:13.38. Ethiopian Tsigie Gebreselama (15:19.79) was fourth.
Several planned on-loan-transfers deals failed because implementing a buying-option was rejected as the selling clubs demanded an obligation.
"We haven't had an official game for quite a long time, thus leading to our huge anticipation towards it. All of us are excited about coming back on court," added China's national team center.
After registering a 30-point performance in Saturday's first round game, Shanxi captain Wu Tongtong expressed her gratitude to medical staff in fighting against the virus.
It is Athletic Bilbao's first signing since January 2019.