USA Tops Mexico 100-46 at FIBA Americas Championship
DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke incoming freshman Justise Winslow scored 14 points to help guide the U.S. U18 National Team to a 100-46 win over Mexico at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs Saturday. Winslow was one of five double-figure scorers for Team USA, which has topped the 100-point plateau in each of its first two games at the FIBA Americas Championship.
Winslow went 7-of-10 from the field and added seven rebounds, four assists, two blocks and four steals in just over 23 minutes of action. Team USA had a +25 scoring margin in the game when Winslow was on the court.
Duke's Tyus Jones added four points, three rebounds, a team-high five assists and two steals in the victory.
Stanley Johnson paced the U.S. team with 18 points, while Allonzo Trier (14), Jaylen Brunson (11) and Chase Jeter (10) also scored in double-figures. Jeter added nine rebounds in 14 minutes of action.
Team USA used a suffocating defense to limit Mexico to just 23.0 percent (14-of-62) shooting and force 21 turnovers. After jumping out to a 26-9 lead in the first quarter, the U.S. squad put the game out of reach with a 30-4 second quarter.
Mexico scored 23 points in the third period before Team USA locked in on defense to hold its opposition to 10 points in the final stanza.
Complete box score, recap, photo galleries and quotes are available at www.usabasketball.com.
Jones, Winslow and the rest of Team USA return to action Sunday, June 22 when they take on Argentina at 7:30 pm (ET). Argentina enters tomorrow's contest with a 2-0 mark after posting wins over Mexico and Uruguay.
Live stats as well as video for all the games of the 2014 FIBA Americas are available at www.fibaamericas.com.