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Asami Yoshida and Ramu Tokashiki combined for 37 points, leading Japan to a 79-71 victory over France in the final game of Pool A in the women’s basketball tournament at the Rio Olympics on Saturday.

Coach Tomohide Utsumi’s squad, which had already booked its spot in the quarterfinals, ran France ragged for four quarters, but needed to win big to finish third in the pool.

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