France (5-0) tops Russia, wins group

Updated: August 5, 2012, 3:06 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- France continues to show its becoming a force in the women's basketball.

The French squad, which has been on the rise lately, got 12 points from point guard Celine Dumerc and clinched the top spot in their group Sunday with a 65-54 win over Russia in the women's Olympic basketball tournament.

France won the European Championship in 2009 and qualified for the Olympics for only the second time. The French finished fifth in the 2000 Sydney Games, but in this tournament have ...

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