November 19

Shanghai Baoshan defeated the Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank 79-70 on November 19 to open Chinese League play. Fowles had an outstanding game, offering a whopping 35 points and 20 rebounds. Brittney Griner (Phoenix Mercury) of Zhejiang scored 9 points and took down 6 rebounds in her 34 minutes of play.

November 26

Shanghai defeated Yunnan 89-67 in Round 2 of Chinese League play on November 23. Fowles had another huge game finishing with 43 points, 16 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals in 33 minutes.

Next up, Shanghai will face Guangdong in Round 3 of Chinese League play on November 26.

December 4

Shanghai had two games since our last update. In their November 26 win over Guangdong (87-82) Fowles scored a whopping 30 points and took down 19 rebounds. For Guangdong, Nneka Ogwumike (Los Angeles Sparks) scored 29 points and took down 11 rebounds.

Shanghai closed out the month by taking a loss to Beijing (67-73). Fowles again hit double scoring digits with 26 points. She also added 12 rebounds and 3 assists. Liz Cambage (Tulsa Shock) of Beijing had 25 points, 15 rebounds and 5 blocks. Beijing currently leads the Chinese League with a 4-0 record while Shanghai sits fourth (3-1).

Shanghai will take a short break and return to play on December 3 when they take on Bayi, who is ranked 8th (1-3) in the Chinese League.

December 9

Shanghai defeated Heilongjiang Clifford Chance 100-72 in Round 5 of Chinese League play on December 3. Fowles connected on 14-17 field goals, finishing with 31 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal. For the opposing Heilongjiang squad, Lauren Jackson (Seattle Storm) finished with 16 points and 7 rebounds.

Shanghai defeated Liaoning (Dandong Xinyu Estate) 75-68 in Round 6 of Chinese League play on December 7. Fowles finished with 23 points and a game high 17 rebounds. For Liaoning, Jayne Appel (San Antonio Silver Stars) finished with a game high 24 points and 5 rebounds. Shanghai is now 5-1 on the season. After six games, Fowles leads the Chinese League in scoring (31.6 ppg) and rebounding (14.4 rpg).

Next up, Shanghai will face Shenyang (0-6) in Round 7 of Chinese League play on December 10 and Shandong (1-5) in Round 8 on December 14.

December 17

Shanghai defeated Shenyang 89-75 in Round 7 of Chinese League play on December 10. Fowles finished with a game high 49 points. She also brought down19 rebounds and offered 4 assists. She earned Chinese WCBA player of the week honors for her performance.

Shanghai defeated Shandong 87-67 in Round 8 of Chinese League play on December 14. Fowles finished with 8 points, 2 rebounds and 1 steal in 6 minutes of action. Fowles leads the team in points (34.5 ppg), rebounds (15.2 rpg) and blocks (0.7 bpg).

Next up, Shanghai (7-1) will face Jiangsu (4-4) in Round 9 of Chinese League play on December 17.

December 24

Shanghai defeated Jiangsu in 88-71 in Round 9 of Chinese League play on December 17. Fowles finished with 13 points, 6 rebounds and 1 assist in 16 minutes of action.

On December 21, Shanghai fell to Shanxi 79-103 in Round 10 of Chinese League play. Fowles finished with 27 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists in 26 minutes. For the opposing Shanxi squad, Maya Moore (Minnesota Lynx) led with 43 points and 12 rebounds.

Fowles ranks second in the Chinese League in rebounds per game (11.9) and third in points per game (28.3).

Next up, Shanghai (8-2) will face Bayi Kylin (5-5) in Round 11 of Chinese League play on December 24.

December 30

Shanghai defeated Bayi 83-81 in Round 11 of Chinese League play on December 24. Fowles finished with a game-high 31 points. She also took down 7 rebounds, offered 1 assist, had1 steal and a block in 28 minutes of action.

Shanghai fell to Zhejiang 86-82 in Round 12 of Chinese League play on December 28. Fowles finished with 9 points and 5 rebounds in 13 minutes of play. For Zhejiang, Britney Griner (Phoenix Mercury) had 33 points, 17 rebounds and 7 blocks in 40 minutes.

Fowles leads Shanghai Octopus in points with an average 26.8 per game. She also leads the team in rebounds per game (10.8).

Next up, Shanghai (9-3) will face Yunnan (2-9) in Round 13 of Chinese League play on December 31.

January 6

Shanghai defeated Yunnan 75-60 in Round 13 of Chinese League play on December 31. Fowles finished with a game high 38 points and 14 rebounds in 33 minutes. She was later honored with the Asia-Basket.com Player of the Week award for her outstanding performance.

Shanghai lost a close one to Guangdong, falling 81-82 in Round 14 of Chinese League play on January 4. Fowles finished with a game-high 43 points and 18 rebounds in 40 minutes of action. Nnemkadi Ogwumike scored 32 points and took down 12 rebounds.

On January 7, Shanghai defeated Beijing 67-77. Fowles scored a game high 28 points and took down 13 total rebounds. For Beijing, Liz Campbage (Tulsa Shock) had 27 points and 5 rebounds.

Next up, Shanghai (11-4) will face Heilongjiang (9-6) in Round 16 of Chinese League play.

January 14

Shanghai defeated Beijing 77-67 in Round 15 of Chinese League play on January 7. Fowles finished with 28 points, 13 rebounds and 3 steals. For the opposing Beijing squad, Elizabeth Cambage (Tulsa Shock) had 27 points and 5 rebounds.

Shanghai defeated Heilongjiang 79-76 in Round 16 of Chinese League play on January 11. Fowles finished with 24 points, 6 rebounds, 1 block and 1 assist.

Next up, Shanghai (12-4) will face Jayne Appel (San Antonio Silver Stars) of Liaoning (9-6) in Round 17 of Chinese League play on January 14. Shanghai defeated Liaoning 75-68 in Round 6 of Chinese League play on December 7. Fowles had 23 points, 17 rebounds and 2 steals in that game. They also take on Shenyang (1-15) in Round 18 of Chinese League play on January 18.

January 14

The Shanghai Octupus earned another win 62-66 against Liaoning Hengye. After three quarters of being tied, Shanghai proved to be untouchable in the final period of play. Big Syl earned an impressive double-double scoring 29 points and 18 rebounds. This win helped move Shanghai to second place in the WCBA Standings. Her next game is January 18 versus lowest ranked Shenyang.

January 18

The Shanghai Octopus won 94-79 against the Shenyang Golden Lions and thatís not the best part. What makes this victory so much sweeter is that Fowles not only had a double-double but she scored 55 points and had 12 rebounds. Fowles 55 points came on 21-of-24 shooting from the field and 13-of-16 from the line. Big Syl is dominating the court in China and has proven thus far unstoppable.

Her next game is January 21 against Shandong. The last time these two teams played against each other Shanghai won 87-67.

January 28

The Shanghai Octopus defeated the Jiangsu Phoenix 71-86. Shanghai was shooting 63.8% from the field. Fowles led the team earning a double-double with 30 points and 12 rebounds. This win comes right before their game against the number one ranked Shanxi, with Maya Moore from the Minnesota Lynx. Itís sure to be a great matchup. This game takes place on January 28.

February 3

Second ranked Shanghai Octopus (17-4) pulled a major upset by defeating first ranked Shanxi Rui Flame(18-3) 93-83 in the Chinese League. Shanghai controlled the entire game and made 22-of-26 free throws (84.6%). Big Syl had a double-double with 35 points and 22 rebounds with 2 blocks absolutely dominating on the court. Fowles was awarded Asia-Basket.com Player of the Week for her efforts in this game.

Although they won they stay in second place position behind Shanxi. They maintain a 7 game winning streak going into their next game on February 4 vs. Bayi. The last time these two teams played Shanghai won 83-81.

February 4

Shanghai Octopus earned another win, this time against 8th ranked Bayi Kylin 87-70. Big Syl recorded a double-double with 30 points and 17 rebounds. She was also 8-for-10 at the free throw line. Shanghai is on an 8 game winning streak with no contenders in sight after already defeating the number one ranked team Shanxi in the Chinese League. They are currently ranked number two in the Chinese League but look to continue to keep the streak alive and take over the number one spot.

Fowles is in third sport in scoring averaging 29.2 ppg and leads everyone in the Chinese league in rebounding, averaging 12.2 rebounds per game.

February 18

The Chinese League Quarter Finals took place February 13th and Shanghai Octopus advanced with an easy win against Heilongjiang 82-67 and Big Syl had 29 points and 7 rebounds. They will now face Beijing in the semi-finals. They are on track to meet Shanxi, led by Maya Moore, in the Finals.

February 25

Shanghai Octopus suffered a crucial loss to Beijing in the Chinese League semi-final series 67-74. This loss gave Beijini the 2-1 lead in the series. Big Syl led her team not only all season but in this game with a double-double of 21 points and 11 rebounds with 3 steals. She shot 13-of-15 from the free throw line and delivered an assist however this would not be enough to take the win. This game ends Shanghai Octopus play in the Chinese League and Big Sylís outstanding overseas play.