De­fense helps China claim bronze

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - SPORTS -

China de­feated South Korea 75-51 in the Women’s Bas­ket­ball Asian Cup in Ben­galuru, In­dia, on Sat­ur­day, to take third place in the tour­na­ment.

Watched by for­mer NBA su­per­star and Chi­nese bas­ket­ball chief Yao Ming, China led 20-19 af­ter the first quar­ter, then held off the de­ter­mined South Kore­ans with tough de­fense, led by Shen Yi and Li Yueru.

Ja­pan won the tour­na­ment with a 74-73 vic­tory over Aus­tralia on Sat­ur­day.

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