"First of all, we want to spread positive energy and fresh spirit to the players. Then, we will inform them about our expectations," he added.
CHENGDU, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- Henan rallied past Zhejiang 95-90 in the Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) league here on Friday.
But Sichuan withstood her hot shooting as different players got on the scoreboard, leading 75-46 ahead of the last quarter thanks to Fang Zhuoya's 3-pointer buzzer-beater, killing any suspense in the game.
"I told them to fight until the end no matter when leading or trailing. All efforts have paid off now," she said. Enditem
Hebei is still winless this season. Guo finished with a game-high 31 points. Chen Jinting and Ma Wen added 15 and 13 respectively.
The home side broke the deadlock in the 18th minutes as Bryan Cristante steered his header into the net off Jack Bonaventura's corner.
The two-time World Cup winners looked comfortable thereafter - despite managing only two shots on target -- to ensure their campaign started without a hitch.
Italy continued their dominance after the break as Domenico Berardi tapped in at the back post on Vincenzo Grifo's pass, scoring his first goal for the national side.
Asensio looked back on the knee injury he suffered in pre-season in the summer of 2019, when he damaged his cruciate ligament.
"I hope I can do good for the society. I also hope more talented girls can stand on the football court so that one day our 'Steel Roses' will return to their former glory," she said. Enditem
Peng Huaqian led Wuhan with 17 points, and Ha Wenxi and Deng Ruijie bagged 13 and 11 points respectively.