Published August 01, 2012
| Sports Network
London, England – Lauren Jackson scored 18 points and became the all-time leading scorer in Olympic women's basketball history, as Australia earned a 67-61 victory over winless Brazil.
Jackson, in her fourth Olympics, surpassed American star Lisa Leslie, who had 488 points while leading the U.S. to four gold medals.
Elizabeth Cambage added 17 points on Wednesday for Australia, which bounced back from a surprising loss to France and improved to 2-1 in Group B play.
Karla Costa poured in 22 points for Brazil, which fell to 0-3.
Jackson's three-pointer, one of only two made by the Australians, sent the Aussies to a 15-10 lead after one quarter. Brazil got only as close as three early in the second and trailed 31-18 at halftime.
Australia led by as many as 15 in the third, only to watch Brazil trim the deficit to 33-28 with a 10-0 run. It was still a five-point game after a three-pointer by Costa with four minutes left in the third, but the Brazilians were unable to get closer during the stanza and went into the fourth down 51-40.
Again, Brazil tried to make a late run and pulled within four at 65-61 on a Costa triple with 16 seconds remaining. Jackson then sank a pair from the stripe to seal it.