Fujian center Wang Qiuyi bagged a game-high 29 points, but it was not enough to stop her team from skidding.
The event will feature a marathon, a half marathon and a 7km race. "Runners are allowed to register through the official website or Qujiang event's Wechat public platform from October 11 to 13," read an official announcement. "We will choose 24,000 competitors totally."
Du, who is also deputy minister of China's State General Administration of Sport, noted that the goal of the tournament is to promote the development of youth football in China.
Inspired by Shao Ting and Zhang Wanglai, Sichuan rode on a 17-0 run midway through the first quarter to set the tone en route to an overwhelming victory.
"Although she is thin and small, she does a great job. If you ask me where Liu is, I'll tell you she's either in class or on the way to class," Wu added. Enditem
"First of all, we want to spread positive energy and fresh spirit to the players. Then, we will inform them about our expectations," he added.
Muto told a news conference that Bach, whose scheduled visit in May was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will also talk to Tokyo 2020 president Yoshiro Mori.
But the 56th meeting was a surprising one.
Tianjin's Zhao Fangxin wasted three free throws to tie the game when they trailed at 76-79 in overtime.
It was the first meeting between the two sides at senior level.
Shanxi trailed as many as 15 points in the first half and strived to cut the deficit to 42-40 before the interval. Led by Chinese internationals Liu Jiacen and Wutongtong, Shanxi came back with a 44-33 second half.