2011-12 WCBA Finals
Game 1: Beijing won 87-66
Game 2: Beijing win 88-86
Game 3: Bejing win 89-84
Beijing win Finals 3-0
BEIJING, China (WCBA): Beijing Great Wall claimed their maiden WCBA title on Tuesday, beating Zhejiang Far East Bulls 89-84 in Game 3 of the 2011-12 WCBA Finals to make a clean sweep in the best-of-five series.
American Nicky Anosike scored a game-high 24 points and grabbed 20 rebounds to lead Beijing’s win.
“It’s great for me to win the title, since this my first year in the WCBA,” said Anosike, who scored and rebounded the highest most in a game since the play-offs.
“I didn’t think we would win the title before the season. I just wanted to help the team and do my work every game. Today, I tried my best firstly in defense and rebounding,” she added.
Katie Mattera also from the United States led Zhejiang with 21 points and 9 rebounds, but that figures were her lowest ones in all 10 of the play-off games this season.
Zhejiang, who ranked 8th but beat defending champions Shenyang Golden Lions in the quarterfinals, took a 70-56 lead with 3:30 minutes in the third quarter. Beijing, however, used a 23-7 to control the game and never let go.
Zhang Yu contributed 21 points, including 4/7 in 3-pointers, for Beijing, which previous best finish was the semifinals in 2005.
Both Beijing and Zhejiang were first time finalists in the 11-year league, in which Bayi Kylin have taken five titles, Liaoning Hengye and Shenyang.
Photo courtesy: WCBA.