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Russia sneaks past Turkey to reach semis

Becky Hammon made a key layup with 13 seconds remaining to lift Russia over Turkey, 66-63, in the quarterfinals of the women's Olympic basketball tournament.

Hammon ended with 19 points and five assists for the Russians, who will play France in the semifinals on Thursday. Evgenia Belyakova, Anna Petrakova and Natalia Vieru added 10 points apiece.

The Russians have won the bronze medal in 2004 and 2008.

Nevriye Yilmaz had 22 points and five rebounds to lead Turkey, which went 4-1 in the preliminary round. Kuanitra Hollingsworth and Birsel Vardarli added 12 points apiece.

Vardarli's layup with 28 seconds left tied the game at 62. Following a timeout, Hammon responded with a layup of her own at the other end. Hammon was fouled by Yilmaz on the play, but missed her free throw to keep it a two-point contest.

Hollingsworth made 1-of-2 foul shots to get Turkey within one, 64-63.

Irina Osipova missed the second of two free throws at the opposite end, but Russia got the offensive rebound. Belyakova then made 1-of-2 free throws to give the Russians a 66-63 margin with 10 seconds to go.

Vardarli missed a three-pointer as time expired.