The game started with Inner Mongolia taking a 24-10 lead in the first quarter. Hebei tried to fight back in the second period, only to see Inner Mongolia pull away with a 34-14 third quarter.
"I think I played a really good match. I was very aggressive. I knew from last year I had to change something, so I really wanted to be better than last year and definitely, I was today," said the world No. 2.
People run with dogs during an annual "Fast Dog" race in Moscow, Russia, on Oct. 3, 2020. More than 140 people took part in the race this year. (Photo by Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr/Xinhua)
While Ajax failed to create any more chances in its hunt for the equalizer, Ramon-Pascal Lundqvist hit the post on the other side. In the final minutes Ajax came close to a goal with both Dusan Tadic and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar hitting the post. The result is the first defeat for Ajax this season after three wins in its first three matches.
"Now we can play matches. Even without fans on site, we can feel satisfied back on court, so I cherish it pretty much," she noted.
Shanxi led 24-16 in the first quarter, seeing Hebei trail by five points before the half break.
Elsewhere, Santos rallied late to secure a 3-2 win at Goais. Marcos Leonardo, Jefferson and Marinho were on target for the visitor while Vinicius Lopes and Victor Andrade scored for Goias.
Sydney FC has already begun the search to find a new striker. Enditem
The Greek star will compete for a quarterfinal place with No. 18 seed Grigor Dimitrov. Enditem
The ban will take effect immediately. Hence, Persepolis will miss Alkasir in the crucial AFC Champions League semifinal against Al Nassr of Saudi Arabia on Saturday. Enditem
Shaanxi can still find positives despite the loss, as Yu Jiarui, in her second year, shot 11 of 22 from the field to post a career-high 35 points.