Shanghai Sharks Avenge Previous Loss with Dominant 116-77 Rout Over Ningbo Rockets

Stefan Moody’s stellar triple-double leads Qingdao Eagles to a 109-99 victory over Guangdong Southern Tigers in a thrilling CBA showdown.

In a standout performance, Stefan Moody orchestrated a triple-double, leading the Qingdao Eagles to a 109-99 victory over the Guangdong Southern Tigers in a thrilling encounter in the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA). Moody’s exceptional stat line of 35 points, 10 rebounds, and 12 assists included a pivotal fifth 3-pointer securing Qingdao’s triumph with a 104-91 lead in the final minutes, as reported by Xinhua.

Coach Liu Weiwei praised his team’s defensive focus, emphasizing the players’ confidence on the court as a crucial factor in the win.

Qingdao’s center, Yang Hansen, kicked off the game with a spectacular one-handed dunk, setting the tone for the match. Despite a challenging start beyond the arc, Qingdao rallied in the second quarter with a 14-0 run, finishing the first half with a 51-41 lead.

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After halftime, Qingdao’s sharpshooting from distance, including consecutive 3-pointers from Wang Ruize and Zhao Jiayi, propelled them to an 11-point advantage going into the final quarter.

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Meanwhile, 18-year-old rookie Yang, who had an impressive performance with 21 points and 10 rebounds against Guangdong, secured a spot in the North Conference starting lineup for the upcoming 2024 All-Star Weekend in March.

In another CBA matchup, the Shanghai Sharks sought redemption against the Ningbo Rockets, overpowering them with a commanding 116-77 victory. Star center Wang Zhelin’s return to action, contributing a double-double of 25 points and 13 rebounds, played a pivotal role in Shanghai’s triumph. Eric Bledsoe, absent in their previous encounter, led the charge with a game-high 34 points.

Leading by 12 points at halftime, Shanghai widened the gap with a dominant 37-15 third quarter. The complete Shanghai squad proved challenging for Ningbo to match offensively. Damyean Dotson led Ningbo’s efforts with 22 points, eight rebounds, and nine assists.

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