Kristi Harrower came a step closer to capturing her elusive first Olympic gold medal overnight.
The point guard's Australian Opals prevailed over China 75-60 to advance to a semi-final, where they will face the might of the United States.
Centre Liz Cambage led the Opals in scoring with 17 points on 7/11 shooting, while Lauren Jackson added 12 to become the leading scorer in the history of women's Olympic basketball.
Jackson broke the mark when she dropped in a mid-range jumper with just over three minutes to play, taking the 31-year-old's total to 536 points, one more than Brazil's Janeth Arcain.
Harrower had six points, three assists and a steal in 21 minutes of game time.
The Opals' next game is against the Americans, which will see the winners of the last five WNBA Most Valuable Player awards take to the court.
Jackson has won two of her three MVPs in that period (2007, '10), along with Team USA's Candace Parker ('08), Diana Taurasi ('09) and Tamika Catchings ('11).
The US women's team have knocked the Opals over in the last three Olympic gold medal matches, and the Aussies will have revenge in the forefront of their collective consciences when the two sides clash at 2am on Friday (AEST).