"Starting a qualifying tournament with a win gives us motivation and desire to work even harder to make sure that we continue on this path," he added.
Peng Huaqian's three-pointer whittled away Fujian's lead to two points with 26 seconds on the clock. Fujian guard Wei Yu-chun converted one of two free throws on the ensuing possession, but Deng Ruijie had a layup blocked by Wang Qiuyi, thus ruining Wuhan's chance of a comeback.
China's top player Ding Junhui came from 3-0 down to beat compatriot Si Jiahui 4-3 while world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan also fought back from 2-0 down to knock out Frenchman Brian Ochoiski, 4-2.
BUENOS AIRES, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- Lionel Messi converted a first-half penalty as Argentina beat Ecuador 1-0 in their opening South American zone World Cup qualifier on Thursday.
Luo Xinyu bagged 18 points for Jiangsu, who also got 14 points apiece from Xu Chenyan and Jiang Jiayin.
CHENGDU, Oct. 11 (Xinhua) -- An early surge helped Sichuan outplay Henan 89-62 in the Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) league here on Sunday.
Zapata's Atalanta teammate Luis Muriel then coolly slotted home from 10 yards after Johan Mojica found him unmarked in the box.
TOKYO, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) -- International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said on Monday that the Tokyo Olympic Games will be held under any circumstances the world will face next summer.
"I would like to urge my fellow supporters to adhere to all preventative measures that will be outlined for us. Reaching this time, it is so obvious that almost everyone is aware of the dangers of COVID-19. Therefore everyone is expected to be responsible," he said.
The inexperienced coach had to compensate that by squeezing every minute.
Cao Junwei's 10 points in the first quarter provided Shandong with a 21-19 advantage, but Beijing rode on a 13-0 spurt through Tang and Dong Jingxian's combined efforts to go up 51-36 at half-time.