Henry Ellenson of Rice Lake scored eight points in Team USA's rout of Angola at the FIBA U17 World Championships in Dubai.

Diamond Stone, Henry Ellenson Help U.S. Roll Angola At U17 Worlds

Milwaukee Dominican center Diamond Stone reached double figures in rebounds for the second straight game and Rice Lake forward Henry Ellenson knocked down eight points in just 14 minutes Saturday as the U.S. national team routed Angola 99-56 in pool play at the FIBA Under-17 World Championships.

All 12 players on the Team USA roster scored Saturday, led by Harry Giles of Winston-Salem, N.C., with 14 points.

Stone finished with eight points, 12 rebounds and three blocked shots in 24 minutes Saturday after going for 22/10/4 in an opening-game win over Greece Friday.

Ellenson had six points in the win over Greece.

The U.S. (2-0) was never threatened by Angola (0-2), jumping out to a 27-5 lead and holding the Angolans to just 29 percent shooting (21-for-71) while forcing 28 turnovers.

The tournament takes a break on Sunday before pool play wraps up Monday. Team USA faces the Philippines (0-2), which lost to Angola 82-72 on Friday and to Greece 85-65 on Saturday. The U.S. is assured of winning Group A and will play the fourth-place team from Group B to open elimination play on Tuesday.

In Group B, Australia is 2-0, Canada and France are 1-1 and Japan is 0-2.

Monday’s game against the Philippines airs on ESPNU at 9:45 a.m. Central.

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