Shanxi took the first game of the best of five WCBA final series on the road, defeating Zhejiang 96-92. Next two games will be played at Shanxi where, if they sweep the series, they can lift the trophy.
After big swings in the middle two quarters – Shanxi won the second 34-23, Zhejiang returned the favor in the third – 31-17 – it came down to the final quarter.
There Zhejiang found themselves leading as late as the seventh minute of the quarter. But then Cambage fouled out and Zhejiang’s defense succumbed to Shanxi.
Maya Moore was one woman offense for Shanxi, scoring 53 of the team’s 96 points, also picking up 13 rebounds, 4 steals, 5 assists, 5 turnovers. Cambage had 38 points for Zhejiang.
According to schedule the next two finals games will be televised on CCTV5.
Zhejiang – Shanxi 92-96
Zhejiang: Cambage 38, Lan 18, Xiao 17
Shanxi: Moore 53 (13 reb), Dong 12, Xueya 11
Shanxi lead the series 1-0.