Ryan Boatright had a game-high 27 points Thursday but his United States 18-under team dropped a 79-66 decision to Australia Thursday at the Albert Schweitzer International Youth Tournament in Germany.
The good news, though, is that the American still advanced to the final four of the event, along with the Aussies, thanks to the scoring differential tiebreaker. If the U.S. had lost by 14 or more points, Spain would have advanced.
The Americans were scheduled to meet the German 18-under team on Friday. Those two met in an exhibition before the start of the tournament with the Germans winning by 10 points in overtime. The Australians will met the German 17-under team with the two winners playing Saturday for the title.
Here's a report from Stars & Stripes on the Americans' loss to Australia.