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Update: Tuesday, August 7, 12:55 pm ET by Patrick Clarke
Australia 75, China 60
The Aussies turned a halftime deficit into a quarterfinal win on Tuesday against China. Australia outscored China 40-24 in the second half to cruise into the women's basketball semifinals at London.
Australia was led by Liz Cambage, who scored 17 points and brought in seven big rebounds on Tuesday. For the Chinese, it was Ma Zengyu scoring a team-high 15 points in the losing effort.
The Australian women will go on to play the United States in the semifinals on Thursday, where they will be heavy underdogs taking on the defending gold medalists.
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Australia grabbed the second spot in Group B, with its only loss coming against first-place France in the team's second game of the tournament.
China finished third in Group A, losing to Turkey and the United States in their final two games in group play.
The Australians, along with Russia, were expected to be the main challengers to the United States in this competition, but have since yielded that title to the French. They could regain that title with a dominant showing against China.
China's Nah Chen leads the competition in scoring, dropping 17.6 points per game. Her teammate Lijie Miao is the top rebounder through five games, pulling down an impressive 7.4 boards per night.
Australia's biggest interior presence, 6'5" Lauren Jackson, will need to be at her best for Australia to avoid an upset. She has been solid thus far, so her team should be able to get a win in the quarterfinals.