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Russia beats Spain, advances in women's basketball

Aug. 19, 2008, 12:15 p.m. (ET)

BEIJING (AP) Tatiana Shchegoleva scored 19 points and Russia beat Spain 84-65 on Tuesday night in the women's basketball quarterfinals at the Olympics.

Russia will play the United States in the semifinals on Thursday.

Spain got it's offense going early an led 28-10 in the second quarter. But Russia went on a 20-6 run to get back into the game and trailed by only eight at halftime, 40-32.

U.S.-born Becky Hammon, a naturalized Russian citizen, scored eight points in the third quarter and Russia led 56-55 after three periods. Hammon finished with 17.

Amaya Valdemoro led Spain with 16.