US, Belarus, Turkey, Australia win on World Cup’s second day

The US stepped it up in the fourth quarter to push past Serbia, 94-74.

Belarus stunned Cuba, 70-69.

Turkey won again, this time beating Canada, 55-44. But the Canadian youngsters are learning.

Australia routed Korea, 87-54. “Simple old school ball” is keeping the Aussies going.

The Czech Republic defeated Japan, 71-57.

Spain routed Brazil, 83-56.

France crushed Mozambique, 89-45.

China pounded Angola, 65-39.

Tomorrow is a rest day, and competition resumes Tuesday.

NCAA ball news:

Q&A with Gonzaga coach Lisa Fortier.

Q&A with Oregon coach Kelly Graves (who used to be head coach at Gonzaga).

Colorado’s Lexy Kresl is hoping for a big senior season.