"If every player can contribute, it will be an easier game for us," she noted.
After the third period, which saw many lead changes and ties, Sichuan managed a one-point lead heading into the final 10 minutes.
Le Fondre said he enjoyed his time with the club and in Australia.
With starters back on court in the third quarter, Shanxi pushed the lead back to double digits on Wu Tongtong's three-pointer with 2:50 remaining before going up 63-56 heading toward the final 10 minutes.
On the Shandong side, Yang Hengyu contributed 16 points, while Qiao Yanzi added 12.
The second set was filled with breaks as both players failed to hold their serves from the sixth to the 11th game. Zhang served to win in the 10th game but was broken by her French opponent. However, when the chance appeared again on the 12th, Zhang didn't miss it and wrapped up the victory with a flawless love game.
The world No. 4, and two-time finalist at Roland Garros in 2018 and 2019, reached the fourth round in Paris for the five consecutive years.
Shaanxi held a brief lead at 43-42 after half time, but Wuhan soon turned it around through its offensive efficiency and a solid performance on the free throw line.
Struber brings plenty of international experience to the Red Bulls, starting with his work in the youth program for Austria's Red Bull Salzburg where he coached the U-15, U-16 and U-19 sides. He also coached Austrian sides FC Liefering from 2017-2018 and Wolfsberger AC in 2019. Struber then moved to Barnsley, where he signed a two-year deal in 2019.
Argentina will host Ecuador at La Bombonera in Buenos Aires on October 8 before a clash with Bolivia in La Paz five days later.
The evening featured 20 performances. Tong Jian told reporters that 26 athletes took part in the event, which was the largest performance their team had participated in. Several movie stars and celebrities were in attendance to get a first glimpse of the festivities.