Huerter connected on two of his four field goal attempts and added four points and five rebounds in the victory over Spain.
Additionally, Hamidou Diallo (Kentucky/Queens, NY) was credited with nine points, while Romeo Langford (New Albany H.S./New Albany, Ind.) and Austin Wiley (Auburn/Hoover, Ala.) contributed eight points each.
Star forward R.J. Barrett was held to 18 points, a lot of them coming at the free-throw line, after dropping 38 on the Americans, but his teammates stepped up in a major way.
Outscoring the U.S. 6-2 over the third quarter's first 1 minute and 34 seconds, Germany pulled ahead 37-35, marking the first time in the USA's five games that it found itself trailing in the second half.
Opening the game's scoring with a Reddish 3, the U.S. was off to the races and never trailed in the contest.
Behind a defense that wreaked havoc in the second half, and a 19-point, 10-rebound double-double by Austin Wiley (Auburn), the United States of America battled to the win.
Proteas sweat on Philander hand injury
He did not take the field for the first 38 overs of the England innings but returned for the final 13, although he did not bowl. South Africa ended day two on 214/5 and will continue batting on Saturday at 11:00 local time or 10:00 GMT.
Germany refused to fold and although the US built a 28-20 in the second quarter, Germany kept it close and at halftime the Americans led 33-31.
A Kevin Huerter (Maryland/Clifton Park, N.Y.) basket made the score 17-4, and an Edward's, 3, followed by a basket from Huerter and 3 from Louis King (Hudson Catholic H.S./Columbus, N.J.) ballooned the US lead to 25-8 at the end of the first 10 minutes.
Following three free throws by Immanuel Quickly (John Carroll School/Bel Air, Md.), the US took a 53-52 lead with 5:32 to play in the third.
While always a factor at global age-group championships for both men and women, Canada has always found it impossible to leapfrog the United States at the highest of levels.
The US claimed third place with a comprehensive 96-72 success over Spain, while Germany finished fifth by beating Lithuania 80-74. "I don't think anyone played poorly".
Agu Kigab of St. Catharines recorded a double-double and Canada topped previously undefeated France 73-67 to advance to the semifinals at the FIBA Under-19 Men's World Cup in Egypt.