Russia Vs. Australia Women's Basketball Final Score: Australia Takes Bronze With 83-74 Win

Becky Hammon and the Russian women's basketball team came up short in the bronze medal game on Saturday, losing 83-74 to Australia.

Related: Women's Basketball: Team USA Eyes Fifth-Straight Gold Medal

Russia trailed by eight at halftime, and the deficit was 14 at the start of the fourth quarter, but they did manage to battle back with a good effort at the offensive end in the final period. Australia hit enough baskets down the stretch to keep Russia at arm's length, though, and the Australians held on to win the bronze medal.

Hammon led all Russian scorers with 19 points. As a team, Russia shot just 37.1 percent from the field.

Australia's Lauren Jackson led all scorers with 25 points.

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