Australia are through to the final of the Under-19 Women's Basketball World Cup ©

The United States powered their way to final of the Under-19 Women's Basketball World Cup with a 33-point victory against hosts Hungary.

Sonia Citron led the way with 17 points and eight rebounds, while Diamond Johnson and Caitlin Clark each scored 14 points as the Americans outscored their opponents in all four quarters at the Oláh Gábor Sports Hall.

The US have won eight of the last 10 editions of the tournament and today's semi-final victory was a serious show of intent.

Australia will be their opponents in the final, after the young Opals ended Mali's dream run in the other semi-final.

It was a far tighter affair, with the Australians up 38-33 after three quarters, but their superior shooting both from the field and the free-throw line told.

Buoyed by 19 points from Jade Melbourne - nine of them free throws - 16 from Nyadiew Puoch and 11 from Kate Deeble, Australia ran out 62-50 winners.

Sika Kone had a mammoth 19 rebounds in the losing effort.

Mali are the first African team ever to reach the last four of the tournament, and will hope to become its first African medallists tomorrow.

When Australia and the US met in the group stage, the Americans won 99-59.