China centre Han Xu is guarded by Afril Bernardino and Karl Ann Pingol of the Philippines during the 2021 FIBA Women's Asia Cup group B basketball match. Photo: AFP
China centre Han Xu is guarded by Afril Bernardino and Karl Ann Pingol of the Philippines during the 2021 FIBA Women's Asia Cup group B basketball match. Photo: AFP

China beat Philippines by 91 points in 2021 FIBA Women’s Asian Cup opener

  • Favourites send message to four-time defending champions Japan, who beat India by 90 points
  • Yang Liwei leads Chinese scoring with 21 points as eight of the 11 players score in double figures in blowout

China centre Han Xu is guarded by Afril Bernardino and Karl Ann Pingol of the Philippines during the 2021 FIBA Women's Asia Cup group B basketball match. Photo: AFP
China centre Han Xu is guarded by Afril Bernardino and Karl Ann Pingol of the Philippines during the 2021 FIBA Women's Asia Cup group B basketball match. Photo: AFP
READ FULL ARTICLE