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Liz Cambage Dunks, Australia Beats Russia 70-66

by AP posted Aug 3 2012 10:06AM
     LONDON (AP) - Liz Cambage dunked and helped lead Australia to a 70-66 victory over Russia on Friday in Olympic women's basketball.
     The 6-foot-8 Cambage caught the ball at the top of the lane from teammate Kristi Harrower and took one dribble drove to the basket for the one-handed dunk.
     FIBA couldn't confirm if the 20-year-old Cambridge was the first woman to dunk in an Olympic contest.
     The rare dunk in women's game came in the middle of a 12-0 run that gave Australia (3-1) a 44-33 lead - it's biggest of the game.
     Russia (3-1) battled back to close within 61-58 with 4:22 left in the game on Becky Hammon's 3-pointer. Australia responded extending its lead back up to 68-62 on Jenna O'Hea's 3-pointer with 1:27 left.
     Hammon's basket with 50 seconds left made it 68-66 before Cambage hit two free throws to seal the victory.
     Cambage scored 17 points for Australia.
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08/03/2012 10:06AM
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