Aug. 19, 2008, 12:10 p.m. (ET)

BEIJING (AP) Tatiana Shchegoleva scored 19 points as Russia beat Spain 84-65 Tuesday in the Olympic women's basketball quarterfinals.

Russia will face the United States in the semifinal on Thursday. The Unified Team, made up of the former republics of the Soviet Union, won the Olympic gold medal in 1992. Spain was shooting for it first semifinal appearance.

Spain went ahead 28-10 early in the second quarter. But Russia ran off a 20-6 spurt to get back into the game with Spain leading at halftime 40-32 on two late free throws by Anna Montanana.

Russia fought back and led 56-55 after three quarters, helped by eight points in the quarter by U.S.-born Becky Hammond, a naturalized Russian citizen. Hammond finished with 17.

Russia kept pushing to a 63-55 lead early in the final quarter and was never challenged.

Amaya Valdemoro led Spain with 16.