Olympics basketball: Team GB suffer fifth straight defeat

Great Britain's women's basketball team saw their Olympics end in frustration as they lost 78-66 to Brazil in the battle to avoid bottom spot in Group B.

Not even 15 points from Natalie Stafford could turn around a match in which the hosts were behind from the first quarter.

The result means that Britain's London 2012 campaign ends with five defeats out of five.

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"The efforts of this team have been enormous. Much has been said of the men's team taking opponents to the brink, but nothing they've done compares to this team's performance against France.

"There can be no doubt from anybody who played in this tournament that GB deserved to play in this tournament."

France finished top of Group B and were joined in the last eight by Australia.

France, who only won against GB courtesy of a last-gasp shot in overtime, beat fellow qualifiers Russia 65-54 while three-time silver medallists Australia earned a 72-63 victory over Canada, who also reached the quarter-finals.

USA won Group A with a 100% record as they eased to a 114-66 victory over China, who finished third in the group to claim a last eight spot.

USA will play Canada in Tuesday's quarter-finals while Turkey, the Group A runners-up, will meet Russia.

Australia take on China and France will be up against Czech Republic.