Without Li Yueru protecting the rim, Hebei trimmed the deficit to six points midway through the second quarter, but it was the closest they would come. Li responded by scoring eight points from the bench. Inner Mongolia held their nerve to build a 46-31 halftime lead.
"They played great and showed their value on the court, which led to our victory," Li said.
Shanghai's defense played a decisive role in their 112-98 victory over Shaanxi despite the latter's crazy 3-pointer shooting performance
The 31-year-old also became the first Chinese singles player since Li Na in 2012 to reach the fourth round at Roland-Garros.
Along with Real Madrid and Barcelona, Athletic Bilbao have never been relegated. Enditem
The Schalke coach promised to find a way to develop strategies to revitalize his players' confidence.
Real Madrid has a deeper squad than Barca, as the fact that they were without Dani Carvajal, Eden Hazard, Alvaro Odriozola and Tony Kroos on Sunday and still won shows, but Courtois' displays mean that so far some of the results have been much better than the actual performances.
Earlier on Friday, Jiangsu defeated Shanghai 3-0 (25-17, 25-20, 26-24) in the third-place match.
Trencin entered the new season with a triumph thanks to a strong second period, scoring four goals and breaking its opponent Detva in the process.
Baum's attempt to create stability through an entirely defensive approach against Leipzig failed, and the Schalke coach has promised to develop a new strategy for the upcoming games. Enditem
On the Shanghai side, Zhou Yuyan had 11 points, and Han Xu bagged 10.