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Tall Ferns face must-win Olympic qualifier against South Korea after losing to China

The Tall Ferns have fallen to a 94-71 loss to China in Auckland, leaving their hopes of Olympic qualification in jeopardy.

The Tall Ferns after the loss to China. Source: Photosport

The Chinese, with NBA hall of famer Yao Ming in support, bounced back from the one-point loss to South Korea on Thursday.

Kalani Purcell scored 22 points for the Ferns, who fell in a big hole in the first half and couldn’t recover.

The 23-point loss means the Tall Ferns must win by more than 16 when they face the unbeaten South Koreans tomorrow.