August 11, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) Liz Cambage scored 37 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as Australia rallied from 16 points down in the fourth quarter to beat Japan 92-86 and clinch the top spot in Group A heading into the medal round.

Japan looked like it might join France as the only team to beat the Aussies (4-0) in the Olympics since 1996 other than the U.S. The Japanese used their speed and athleticism to get good looks at the basket against Australia, shooting 59 percent to take a 50-48 halftime lead.

They led 77-61 early in the fourth quarter, but Cambage started the Aussies' comeback with a bucket with 7:56 left. She scored 16 points in the final quarter as Australia finished the game on a 31-9 run.

Ramu Tokashiki scored 23 points for Japan (2-2), and Mika Kurihara added 20 going 6-for-8 from 3-point range.

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