"Many people informed me of that, but I never thought of scoring 43 points today. It was a recognition for me over the past 16 seasons," said Ji, who took charge of Daqing in the 2017-18 season.
Though a late race safety car period bunched the pack up and caused several drivers to complain that their tyres were becoming too cold, Hamilton was never truly threatened as he crossed the line for his landmark win.
Sichuan led 42-22 in paint points, and scored 15 points in fast breaks.
The Black Stars, who top their group will meet Sudan in a doubleheader AFCON qualification with the first leg in the Ghanaian town of Cape Coast and the return encounter in Khartoum, Sudan.
"We restrained their three-pointers quite well, but didn't do enough on guarding against their fast breaks," said Henan coach Li Jianxin, while expressing his appreciation towards his players' team spirit.
The Saturday meet will be aided by Wavelight electronic pace-setter, a new technology in track running and the 24-year-old Kipyegon has expressed her confidence ahead of the meeting organized by Global Sports Communication for a selected group of world class athletes.
Henan outscored its opponent 38-16 in the paint. Center Cheng Qi stood out with 31 points and 11 rebounds. Zhang Ru chipped in with 14 points.
The Spaniard booked his berth in the final earlier in the afternoon by a straight-set 6-3, 6-3, 7-6(0) win over 12-seeded Diego Schwartzman, taking revenge for his Rome quarterfinal loss to the Argentine.
"We are not a strong side. After playing such an intense game, we can improve in mentality and carrying out tactics," Wuhan coach Li Xin commented. Enditem
BUENOS AIRES, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- Lionel Messi converted a first-half penalty as Argentina beat Ecuador 1-0 in their opening South American zone World Cup qualifier on Thursday.
The player, who was born in the outskirts of Barcelona 24 years ago, decided to join Spain rather than his parents' homeland and made his debut as a 62nd minute substitute in Spain's 0-0 draw away to Portugal on Wednesday night.