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Last Updated: Wednesday, 25 August, 2004, 21:02 GMT 22:02 UK
Russia set up US clash
Shannon Johnson
Johnson top-scored for the US
Ilona Korstin scored 16 points as Russia made the basketball semis with a 70-49 win over the Czech Republic.

The Russians meet defending champions United States on Friday, who routed Greece 102-72 in their quarter-final.

Brazil, led by 27 points, including two late free throws from captain Janeth Arcain, just managed to get the better of Spain 67-63.

They will meet Australia in the last four after they proved too good for New Zealand, winning 94-55.

Lauren Jackson once again led the Australia team with 28 points while Penny Taylor added 12.

Shannon Johnson top-scored for USA with 21 points as the American team stayed on course for their third successive Olympic gold medal.

Greece, backed by a raucous home crowd, were restricted to just 17 points in the second half as their opponents made it six wins out of six.





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