FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup: China earns huge victory against South Korea
China had a flying start as they enjoyed a crushing 107-44 victory over South Korea in the opener of the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup held in Sydney, Australia on Thursday (Sept. 22).
Playing a high-octane style under head coach Zheng Wei, China gained an early stranglehold to build a double-digit lead, and they never relented in the one-sided contest as their athleticism and size advantage overwhelmed South Korea on both ends throughout the match.
China scored more than 20 points in each quarter, while the opponent never scored more than 20 points in any quarter.
Li Meng and Yang Liwei both scored 14 points as 11 of 12 Chinese players scored for China, who held their opponent to a miserable 23 percent from the field. Only one Korean player, Jihyun Park, scored in double digits for her team.
It was a near-perfect performance for China, who will face Bosnia and Herzegovina on Friday and their most difficult opponent, three-time defending champions the United States in a Group A blockbuster.