Baum's start wasn't what you would call success, as all things seemed to go wrong. An own-goal and injuries against Leipzig seem to have robbed the team of its last remaining bit of confidence.
"We aimed at testing the team, as the two sides have a big gap. Our players executed our tactics in transition, but we made too many mistakes," rued Hebei coach Ma Tao.
Mainz were unable to gain a foothold into the first half and had to wait until the 38th minute to get their first chance on target, as Jean-Philippe Mateta's header came close.
Rodrigo Ely's 74th minute header, following a free kick, gave Alaves its first win of the season at home to Athletic Club Bilbao, who again disappointed just three days after suffering a home defeat to Cadiz and has dropped to second from bottom in the table.
The 2018 champion lost to Anisimova in the quarterfinals in Paris last year, but this time the Romanian needed only 54 minutes to complete a convincing victory.
Fueled by Wei's six points in a row, Inner Mongolia widened the gap back to seven points, and they used a 22-13 second quarter to build a 13-point advantage at halftime.
Elsewhere, Sassuolo registered another comprehensive victory as it beat Crotone 4-1 with Francesco Caputo's brace.
After substitutes stepped in, Xinjiang maintained its level of defense, holding Shanghai to shot-clock violations on several occasions and leading 27-18 at halftime.
After the break, Union continued on the front foot and got their reward in the 49th minute when Marcus Ingvartsen had all the time and space at the edge of the box to slot home past Zentner into the far corner.
CHENGDU, China, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- Jiangsu sailed past Shaanxi 89-69 here on Wednesday, starting the 2020-21 Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) campaign with a 3-0 record.
On the Shandong side, Yang Hengyu contributed 16 points, while Qiao Yanzi added 12.