With Serbia up by one and 3.4 seconds on the clock, Russia's Elena Danilochkina drove to the basket and put in a hook shot to give Russia the 88-87 win.
In a close game throughout, Purdue's Natasha Bogdanova led Team Russia with 20 points in a team-high 37 minutes of play before fouling out. Shooting 8-of-13 (.615) from the field and 4-of-7 from the line (.571), Bogdanova also had eight boards, a block and an assist.
Now securely with a spot in the quarterfinals, Russia completes preliminary play today against Puerto Rico, a team coming off a severe beating at the hands of Team USA on Tuesday. Team USA held all but one player on Puerto Rico to single-digit scoring, and put up another 100-plus point game, 116-28.
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