Australia pulls away late to reach semis

Elizabeth Cambage totaled 17 points and seven rebounds, as Australia advanced to the semifinals of the women's Olympic basketball tournament with a 75-60 victory over China on Tuesday.

Lauren Jackson scored 12 points and Suzy Batkovic added 10 with nine rebounds for Australia, which limited China to eight points in the fourth quarter to pull away.

The Australians will next face the United States on Thursday. They have lost to the Americans in each of the last three gold medal games.

Ma Zengyu had 15 points and five rebounds for China, which went 3-2 in the preliminary round.

The Australians led by six after the first quarter, but China battled back to take a 36-35 advantage into halftime. Australia outscored China by four in the third quarter to go up 55-52.