Zhejiang fall short in WCBA Finals despite Cambage efforts

Zhejiang fall short in WCBA Finals despite Cambage efforts

Despite a finals series that saw her average 42 points and 13 rebounds per game, Australian Opals star Liz Cambage couldn’t stop her Zhejiang team from a Game 4 defeat 97-87 to Shanxi, losing the Women’s Chinese Basketball Association Finals 3-1.

Cambage had been a one-player wrecking crew for much of the season, averaging 35 points and 10 rebounds, but stepped it up another level in the WCBA Finals as she carried her team within two games of a debut season title.

The play-offs saw the 21-year-old shine the brightest as her Zhejiang team skipped through the Quarter Final and Semi Final stages without dropping a game. The challenge was far more difficult against Shanxi, with WNBA star Maya Moore dominant.

Cambage returns to home comforts after one of the most memorable debut seasons likely to be seen, finishing the year with more than 1000 points (1086 to be exact) at an average of 36.2, with her field goal shooting at a remarkable 78.5%.

In wasn’t just on the offensive end we saw domination from the London Olympic Games Bronze Medallist as she crashed the boards (11.1 rebounds per game) and protected the basket (2.5 blocks).