"We have to maintain an attacking mindset at all times," the 19-year-old told a virtual press conference.
Last month, Jepchirchir shattered the world record at the Prague Half Marathon with 1:05:34 to wrestle the title from Netsanet Gudeta of Ethiopia, who had held the record since 2018.
Peng led Wuhan with 17 points, and Ha Wenxi and Deng bagged 13 and 11 points respectively.
The club strengthened its defense this summer by signing Nathan Ake from Bournemouth and Ruben Dias from Benfica. The new signings and Aymeric Laporte's return from injury will push Garcia down the pecking order.
After Chen's fast break layup, Jiangsu had an 11-point lead with 3:30 remaining thanks to an 8-0 surge, and didn't surrender its advantage from there.
As opposed to early sluggishness last game, Xinjiang heated up quickly into the game with a 10-0 surge on Shanghai's consecutive turnovers, before Bao Meng's jumper snapped Shanghai's scoring drought over six minutes. Xinjiang set up a 10-point cushion as the first quarter ran out.
Ji took up swimming at the age of five, but switched to basketball three years later.
"The Bronze medal was a breakthrough for Chinese golf, but China has won so many gold medals in other sports, so I think Chinese golf needs a gold medal," she said.
The second quarter was contested more fiercely, with many body contacts and fouls. Fujian managed a three-point advantage at half-time.
"We didn't show clear tactics in defense, giving many baskets to their key players and losing many rebounds in the last quarter," he noted. Enditem
Game six will be played on Sunday. Enditem