Roman Augustoviz spends Minnesota's winters covering college hockey, specifically the Gophers, and other University of Minnesota sports. During the summer, he writes about the WNBA's Minnesota Lynx, with a dose of U sports sprinkled in. Follow him on Twitter @RomanStrib.

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Lynx's Moore outshines Catchings in China

Posted by: Roman Augustoviz under Lynx Updated: December 18, 2012 - 1:17 PM

Maya Moore of the Lynx and Tamika Catchings of the Indiana Fever met again on Saturday halfway around the world.

And this time, Moore's team prevailed.

Moore scored 47 points as the Shanxi Flame beat the Guangdong Dolphins 89-78 in Taiyuan, Shanxi's home city.

Moore made 17 of 32 shots, had 11 rebounds, eight assists and seven steals.

Catchings had 26 points, eight rebounds and three steals for the Dolphins (5-10).

Maybe Moore should have taken a few more shots in Game 4 of the WNBA Finals in Indianapolis, which the Fever won to win the series 3-1 over the favored Lynx.

A boxscore from Moore's game on Saturday is here.

Shanxi had another game on Tuesday. And Moore was not quite as dominant. She only had 43 points, nine rebounds, five assists, five steals and three blocks as Shanxi beat Yunnan 92-72 win. The Flame are 13-3 now, in first place in the WCBA with six regular season games left.

Elizabeth Cambage’s Zhejiang team is 11-4 in  the Women's Chinese Basketball Association standings.

Before Tuesday's game, Moore was averaging 41.8 points, 12.3 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 3.7 steals and 1.5 blocks per game. She is shooting 55.6% (65-for-117) from the field and 40.0% (26-for-65) from three-point range. She probably should be wearing a big S for Superwoman on her jersey.

Catchings was averaging 25.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 3.5 steals and 1.0 blocks per game after her team's loss to the Flame on 60.3% (38-for-63) shooting.

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