FIBA world championships for women, quarter-final round up

The FIBA world championships for women has reached the quarter-final stages with the final game just two days away.

Australia 63-52 Canada

Australia booked the first semi-final spot with a 63-52 win over a stubborn Canada side in Istanbul.

The Opals held the Canadians to just 7 points a=in the second quarter as they took control of the game. They were pegged back in the final period, but held on for the win.

Erin Phillips led the Aussies with 16 points in the win.

Spain 71-55 China

Spain comfortably saw off China 71-55 in the second quarter-final of the day in a devastating   first half display that saw the Spaniards lead 35-17.

From there, China were always playing catch-up to the European champions.

Sancho Lyttle led Spain with 24 points.

Turkey 62-61 Serbia

Hosts Turkey squeezed past Serbia 62-61 as a bucket from Tamara Radcaj in the final seconds proved not to be enough for the win.

Lara Sanders was outstanding for the hosts, as she scored 14 points and pulled down an astonishing 19 rebounds in the win.

USA 94-72 France

USA gained revenge for their loss to France in the warm-ups by beating them 94-72 to ease into the semi-finals.

The result wasn’t in any doubt from the first quarter, as the Americans raced out to a 29-14 lead and rarely looked in any trouble.

Britney Griner led the U.S with 17 points.

Semi-final line-up:

Australia vs USA

Turkey vs Spain