U.S. thumps Canada in U-19 basketball
Sim Bhullar had 15 points in a losing cause Monday as Canada was thumped 83-54 by the United States in second-round pool play at the FIBA under-19 men's basketball world championship.
The win improved the U.S.'s record to 5-0 while Canada fell to 1-4. Both have survived the opening round to advance to the 12-team second round, with the top four in each of the two groups moving on to the quarter-finals.
Canada plays Egypt (1-3) on Tuesday.
Villanova guard James Bell scored 16 points for the Americans, who led 46-23 at the half.
The seven-foot-four Bhullar, a Toronto native who plays high school basketball in the U.S., made seven of 10 shots and added a free throw while pulling down seven rebounds.
Dyshawn Pierre of Whitby, Ont., and Junior Lomomba of Montreal added 11 apiece for Canada