The Netherlands punched its ticket into the semifinals of the 2014 Women's World Wheelchair Basketball Championship with a 62-52 victory over China. The Dutch side remains undefeated in this competition at 6-0.
The Netherlands looked poised to register another big opening quarter after starting 12-4, but a late run drew the Chinese within three at 15-12 to end the period. The Dutch found its footing in the second to extend its lead to 12 at the midway point of the match.
Team China edged past the Netherlands 14-12 to take the third frame, but still trailed 48-38. The Netherlands's ability to force turnovers and its work on the offensive glass proved to be the difference in this match. The Dutch gained four more points off turnovers and held a plus-six advantage in second-chance points.
The Dutch attack featured Quickie Player of the Game Inge Huitzing, who topped all scorers with 28 points, eight rebounds and eight assists. Mariska Beijer added 20 points and nine rebounds for the winning side. Yong Qing Fu answered for Team China with a double-double of 24 points and 11 rebounds. Teammate Jia Meng Dai contributed 22 and 10.
The Netherlands will play in Friday evening's semifinal match-up against the winner of the quarter-final game between Canada and Australia. The loser will face China in the consolation round.