Australia rallies, beats Belarus 74-66 in women's basketball
By: Associated Press
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Australia finished off women's basketball group play undefeated as Liz Cambage scored 17 points and the Aussies rallied to beat Belarus 74-66 Saturday.
This was the second straight game that Australia (5-0) trailed by double digits in the second half. The Aussies rallied from 16 down to edge Japan, and this time Belarus led by as much as 13 in the third.
Once again, Cambage came up big down the stretch.
The 6-foot-8 center tied the game at 62 with a pair of free throws with 5:55 left, and she posed for a moment after drawing the foul for her three-point play that put Australia up 65-62 with 4:11 to go. The Aussies didn't trail again.
Belarus (1-4) came up short in its three previous losses by a combined eight points.
Lindsey Harding, who played in the U.S. in college at Duke, led Belarus with 16 points.