Fujian cut the deficit to nine points in the third period, but their fightback was halted by Dong and Huang's combined efforts inside-out, and they could not truly threaten Zhejiang thereafter.
Banda's second and third goals in the 39th and 73rd minute helped Shanghai secure the second-round victory, despite Wuhan player Han Peng's free-kick goal in stoppage time of the first half and Beatriz Zaneratto Joao's header in the 80th minute.
"After a tight first half, we did well on defense and rebounds in the second half," Xinjiang coach Gao Fengjuan explained.
They call him El Maestro, and for good reason. Oscar Tabarez, a former school teacher, has been a coach, educator, mentor, strategist and father figure to generations of Uruguayan players since taking charge of the national team for the first time in 1988.
Peng Szu-Chin led Shanghai's charge with 25 points. Li Yingyun and Zhang Zhiting contributed 24 and 21 respectively. Zhang also grabbed 11 rebounds.
After the second round, Shanghai overtook Wuhan to lead the championship group on four points.
Loew had criticized the additional friendlies this year, as they are downsizing his time window for training sessions. Additional training is of more value for a team in a transition process than test-matches Loew stated.
Matthaeus encouraged Schalke not to give up as 31 rounds of matches still remain.
"We were not in a favorable form today, and didn't figure out their zone defense well in the last quarter," admitted Sichuan coach Pan Wei. Enditem
"Everyone on the team has to contribute in some way," she noted.
Inner Mongolia outscored Hebei 34-14 in the third quarter, allowing their opponents no space for a turnaround. Li Yueru added nine points down the stretch. Inner Mongolia had its biggest lead of 46 points heading into the final minute of the match.