Diamond Stone (15) of Team USA scored 14 points and had 11 rebounds in a 122-38 rout of Japan on Tuesday at the FIBA U-17 World Championships. (Photo courtesy of FIBA)

Diamond Stone, Henry Ellenson Net 14 Each In U.S. Romp Of Japan

Team USA cruised to the quarterfinals of the FIBA under-17 World Championships on Tuesday with a 122-38 pasting of Japan in Dubai.

The U.S. advances to face China in a quarterfinal matchup on Tuesday. The Chinese topped Italy Tuesday in the round of 16, 79-67.

Team USA outclassed Japan, which was 0-3 in group play, from the start, blasting out to a 41-6 lead by the end of the first quarter.

Wisconsin representatives Diamond Stone and Henry Ellenson continued their strong play in the rout.

Stone, from Milwaukee Dominican, had his third double-double in four games in the tournament, going for 14 points, 11 rebounds and also blocking six shots in 22 minutes.

Ellenson, from Rice Lake, scored 14 points and had seven rebounds in 16 minutes of playing time.

Jayson Tatum led the U.S. with 19 points and Malik Newman had 15. No American player was on the floor for more than 22 minutes and six players reached double figures.

The U.S. outrebounded the smaller Japanese squad 65-28 and shot 66.3 percent from the floor to just 21.6 percent for Japan.

In other round of 16 action, France eliminated the Philippines 86-57, Puerto Rico topped Egypt 86-79, Australia knocked off Greece 84-76, Canada took out Angola 106-59, Serbia blasted host United Arab Emirates 116-31 and Spain clipped Argentina 64-57.

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