Second unit provides spark in US rout of Canada in women's basketball worlds

Lindsay Whalen scored 16 points to lead the United States to a 87-46 win over Canada on Monday night in the second round of the women's basketball world championship.

Swin Cash and Asjha Jones each added 10 for the Americans (4-0). The U.S. will face Belarus on Tuesday.

For the second straight game the U.S. got off to a slow start as Canada jumped out to an 11-5 lead with 4:27 left in the first quarter. It was the biggest deficit the Americans had faced in the tournament. Coach Geno Auriemma put in his second group led by Whalen, Angel McCoughtry and Tina Charles and they quickly provided an immediate spark, blowing the game open.

Janelle Bekkering and Kim Smith scored eight points to lead Canada (1-3).