James Bell leads U.S. past Canada

Updated: July 4, 2011, 3:07 PM ET
Associated Press

RIGA, Latvia -- James Bell of Villanova had 16 points and eight rebounds to lead the United States to an 83-54 victory over Canada on Monday, the opening day of the second round of the FIBA Under 19 World Championships.

Doug McDermott of Creighton added 10 points for the U.S. (4-0), the defending champion and the only undefeated team left among the 12 remaining countries.

The U.S. closed the first quarter with a 10-0 run and went on to lead 46-23 at halftime.

Canada (1-3) shot 30 percent from the field, going 3 of 22 from 3-point range.

Arizona State signee Jahii Carson of Phoenix, the only high school player on the U.S. roster, had six points and six assists.

The U.S. team plays Lithuania (3-1) on Tuesday.


Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press

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