But it turned out to be enough for the visitors although the home team almost managed to force the game into overtime by cutting the 0-3 deficit to one in the final stretch.
Ji, featuring in WCBA side Daqing as a coach-player, doubled up her happiness from record-breaking scoring performance on Friday with Daqing's first win during the current campaign.
"It was a tough match. We didn't play at our level in the first quarter, but changed our tactics in zone defense from the second quarter," said Shanxi coach Li Ge.
He also revealed a plan to invite psychiatrists to help his team cope with the challenges.
Last month, Jepchirchir shattered the world record at the Prague Half Marathon with 1:05:34 to wrestle the title from Netsanet Gudeta of Ethiopia, who had held the record since 2018.
Putting an end to her professional playing career didn't mean the end of her passion for the sport. On the contrary, it was a brand new start, as she became a football teacher after graduation.
The Azzurri will take on Poland and the Netherlands on October 11 and 14. Enditem
Tianjin fought a close game for almost three quarters, but Beijing pulled away late in the third before outscoring Tianjin 29-16 in the final 10 minutes.
CHENGDU, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- Beijing came back from an early struggle to outlast Shandong 82-74 in the Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) league here on Friday.
Muto reassured reporters on Friday that the Tokyo Olympics will be held, saying, "Next year, the Tokyo 2020 Games will be held. That is our determination. That is also the determination of the Japanese government and our prime minister."
The games between the two clubs are thought the most balanced derby in Slovak basketball premiership. The previous five match-ups of these teams were also ended with no more than a 5-point difference. Enditem