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Unbeaten Aussies beat South Korea

Jenni Screen (left) vies with South Korea's Younah Choi
Australia's Jenni Screen (left) vies with South Korea's Younah Choi

Australia's women maintained their bid for Olympic basketball gold with a comfortable 90-62 victory over South Korea to top the Group A standings.

Guard Penny Taylor and centre Suzy Batkovic led the way for the unbeaten Opals with 18 points apiece.

Meanwhile, Anete Jekabsone-Zogota scored 25 points, including a lay-up with seconds left, as Latvia claimed a narrow 79-78 win over winless Brazil.

In Group B, defending champions the US recorded an easy 97-41 win over Mali.

Hosts China defeated New Zealand 80-63, while Spain were 74-55 victors over the Czech Republic.

606: DEBATE
In the other match in Group A, the unbeaten Russians booked their place in the quarter-finals by defeating Belarus 71-65.

Australia are widely regarded as the only team capable of preventing the US from claiming their fourth Olympic title.

But Australia coach Jan Stirling denied the competition was a two-horse race, saying: "Neither I or (American coach) Anne Donovan feel like that. We still have a lot of hard yards to do."




Basketball medals table

Sunday, 24 August 2008 10:17 UK
Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze TOTAL
1 also show each event results forUSA 2 0 0 2
Men 1 0 0
Women 1 0 0
2 also show each event results forAustralia 0 1 0 1
Women 0 1 0
3 also show each event results forSpain 0 1 0 1
Men 0 1 0
4 also show each event results forArgentina 0 0 1 1
Men 0 0 1
5 also show each event results forRussia 0 0 1 1
Women 0 0 1

see also
US women thrash below-par China
11 Aug 08 |  Basketball
Star-studded US overwhelm China
10 Aug 08 |  Basketball
Aussies & US make winning starts
09 Aug 08 |  Basketball
Olympics blog
07 Aug 08 |  Olympics
Beijing 2008
14 Feb 08 |  Olympics


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