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Jackson breaks Olympic scoring record, Australia beats China 75-60 to reach hoop semifinals

08/07/2012 01:26 EDT | Updated 10/07/2012 05:12 EDT
LONDON - Lauren Jackson became the all-time Olympic scoring leader in women's basketball and Australia beat China 75-60 on Tuesday, setting up a semifinal showdown against the United States.

Jackson, who finished with 12 points, hit a jumper with 3:46 remaining in the game that gave her 536 points — one more than former Brazil star Janeth Arcain.

The four-time Olympian's record-breaking basket gave Australia a comfortable 13-point lead. Liz Cambage scored 17 points for the Australians. Ma Zengyu led China with 15 points.

Australia and the United States have met in three straight Olympic finals, with the Americans winning the gold each time. Australia failed to win its group and will now have to play the favoured Americans one round earlier.

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