BEIJING, Jan. 24 (Xinhua) --- Maya Moore found another way to take revenge on Beijing with less focus on scoring while Shanxi crushed defending champions 76-54 in their second game of WCBA playoffs semifinals on Thursday.
Four players scored double-digit points for Shanxi. The "Invincible Queen" pocketed 19 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists. Yu Dong added 22 points. Ma Xueya and Wu Jinzhu helped with 14 and 11 points respectively.
In the first game of this series, Shanxi was ripped by Beijing 97-66 away despite Moore's 40 points, the only double-figure performance from Shanxi players.
Shanxi stormed into a 7-0 run at the start of the first quarter, while defending champions suffered several consecutive turnovers to see the gap widened little by little.
After Wu Jinzhu made a 3-pointer at the buzzer of this quarter, Shanxi built a 23-8 lead.
The hosts held the advantage in their hands, while Beijing suffered more later when their foreign center Sophia Young slipped onto the floor in a fast attack and was thereafter off the court with staff's help due to torn ligament. At last, Shanxi maintained their home and got back into this series.
Beijing's Zhang Lin led with 17 points. Sophia Young scored 10 points before leaving the court. Shanxi will host Beijing in their last game on Saturday.
Regular season titleholder Zhejiang didn't want one game more with Shenyang Army, so they handed their opponents another defeat by 107-85.
Elizabeth Cambage, the first female player finishing a slam dunk both on Olympic and WCBA court, contributed a game-high 45 points and 17 rebounds. She could average 40 points and 17 rebounds in this series. Bian Lan helped with 22 points.
Shenyang Army trailed by 18 point after the first 12 minutes and never got back. Moreover, eight of their players were fouled out in this fierce competition. Miao Lijie scored 20 points.
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