Spisska Nova Ves changed its name to the Spis Knights prior to the 2020-21 season and it seems to have brought the team from the mountainous north of the country luck as it currently holds the second spot in the rankings after securing its second win in a row, defeating the Levice Patriots 83-75.
Head coach Oscar Tabarez also included Real Madrid's Federico Valverde, Barcelona's Ronald Araujo, Valencia's Maxi Gomez, Girona's Cristhian Stuani and Getafe pair Damian Suarez and Mauro Arambarri in his 23-man squad.
Everton playmaker James Rodriguez and Galatasaray striker Radamel Falcao will return to the international fold for Colombia's qualifiers against Venezuela and Chile.
The result has increased the pressure on Athletic Bilbao coach Gaizka Garitano, whose post-match comments that "the Primera Liga is difficult for us" was criticized by the fans.
A star in China University Basketball Association (CUBA) league, Fang got to fame when she scored a jaw-dropping 72 points representing Central South University on May 16, 2019, refreshing CUBA's scoring record in a single game.
With Sichuan's offense bogged down, Dongguan retook the lead and delivered the final blow with efficient offensive late in the fourth to make it 78-71.
"We didn't deal well with some details in the first half and conceded many errors," added the Chinese international.
"They're the best team in the league, and proved it today," said Shandong coach Luka Sjekloca.
CHENGDU, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) -- Dilana Dilxat scored 19 points to help Dongguan overcome Sichuan 78-71 in the Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) league, while Han Xu and Wang Lili paced Xinjiang to an easy 84-61 win over Wuhan on Monday.
"We contained their three-pointer shooting quite well," Dongguan coach Lin Yaosen reflected.
In other games in Chengdu, after a goalless first half, Beijing Renhe broke the deadlock in the 57th minute to claim a 2-0 victory over Suzhou Dongwu. Taizhou Yuanda defeated Inner Mongolia Zhongyou 2-0.