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China guard Wu Tongtong drives past Taiwan forward Ya En-han during the 2021 FIBA Women's Asia Cup group B basketball match between Taiwan and China in Amman. Photo: AFP

China thrash Taiwan by 74 points as FIBA Women’s Asia Cup favourites continue to dominate

  • Chinese win second game in a row in Jordan, beating Taiwanese side 124-50 after 91-point win over the Philippines
  • Six players put up double figures in blowout with Li Yueru and Li Yifan both scoring 20 points ahead of Australia meeting

China continued their dominant start to the FIBA Women’s Asian Cup in Jordan with a 74-point win over Taiwan on Tuesday.

The 124-50 victory came on the heels of Monday’s 91-point win over the Philippines in their 2021 tournament opener.

Taiwan went shot for shot with China at the outset but from being 14-12 down, China then went on an uncontested 29-0 scoring streak to lead 43-12.

The score was 59-22 at the half and by the end six China players had reached double figures.

Li Yueru of China holds the ball during the FIBA Women's Asia Cup 2021 Group B basketball match win over Taiwan. Photo: Xinhua

Li Yueru and Li Yifan led the way with 20 points each while Han Xu and Wang Siyu both netted 16 points in the blowout.

China’s Huang Sijing chipped in with 11 points and Wu Tongtong put up 10 points.

China, who have brought most of the squad that reached the quarter-finals of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games this summer, are considered among the tournament favourites.

China open Asian Cup with 91-point win over Philippines

They play Australia on Wednesday to decide top spot in group B ahead of the knockout rounds in the Jordanian capital.

Australia beat the Philippines by 64 points, with the Opals defeating the Gilas Pilipinas Women 120-56.