30 Sep 2010

USA beat Australia in women's basketball

11:04 am on 30 September 2010

Australia's long basketball women's world basketball championship drought against the United States has continued, with the Americans winning their second round clash 83-75 in the Czech Republic.

In a match-up of the two teams tipped to meet again in the gold medal match, the US stamped their authority on the game in a dominant first half, using a suffocating 18-0 run bridging the first and second quarters to break the game open.

French captain Celine Dumerc hit a driving lay-up on the buzzer to defeat Canada 49-47 as France tune up for the quarter-finals, while Belarus qualified for the last eight with a 74-70 victory over Greece that knocked the Greeks out of the tournament.