Thompkins leads U.S. to quarters
AUCKLAND, New Zealand -- Howard Thompkins III had 14 points and nine rebounds and the United States qualified for the quarterfinals with an 82-61 win over Puerto Rico at the FIBA under-19 world championships Tuesday.
Gordon Hayward had 11 points, seven rebounds and three steals for the United States, which clinched first place in Group E.
The United States (5-0) led 20-13 after a tight first quarter but went on a 23-6 run in the second period to take a 43-19 lead into halftime.
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