1943 South American Basketball Championship

The 1943 South American Basketball Championship was the 11th edition of regional tournament. It was held in Lima, Peru and won by the Argentina national basketball team. 6 teams, including Bolivia in their first appearance, competed despite the World War that was currently under way.

Tournament details
Host nationPeru
Dates3 May - 17 May
Teams6
Venues
(in 1 host city)
Champions Argentina
(5th title)

Final rankingsEdit

  1.   Argentina
  2.   Uruguay
  3.   Peru
  4.   Chile
  5.   Paraguay
  6.   Bolivia

ResultsEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

Each team played the other five teams once, for a total of five games played by each team and 15 overall in the preliminary round. Placing in the top four qualified a team to move on to the final round.

Rank Team Pts W L PF PA Diff
1   Peru 10 5 0 205 134 +71
2   Uruguay 9 4 1 223 117 +106
3   Chile 8 3 2 222 166 +56
4   Argentina 7 2 3 204 154 +50
5   Paraguay 6 1 4 121 292 -171
6   Bolivia 5 0 5 137 249 -112
Peru 23 - 21 Uruguay
Peru 38 - 37 Chile
Peru 42 - 32 Argentina
Peru 66 - 22 Paraguay
Peru 36 - 22 Bolivia
Uruguay 39 - 33 Chile
Uruguay 30 - 24 Argentina
Uruguay 72 - 15 Paraguay
Uruguay 61 - 22 Bolivia
Chile 40 - 27 Argentina
Chile 56 - 23 Paraguay
Chile 56 - 39 Bolivia
Argentina 66 - 20 Paraguay
Argentina 55 - 22 Bolivia
Paraguay 41 - 32 Bolivia

Final roundEdit

The top four teams advanced to the final round, where they played each of the other three once. Only the results from this round were used to determine final placing for the top four.

Rank Team Pts W L PF PA Diff
1   Argentina 6 3 0 106 79 +27
2   Uruguay 5 2 1 102 82 +20
3   Peru 4 1 2 90 84 +6
4   Chile 3 0 3 77 130 -53
Argentina 32 - 29 Uruguay
Argentina 34 - 23 Peru
Argentina 40 - 27 Chile
Uruguay 66 - 22 Peru
Uruguay 46 - 27 Chile
Peru 44 - 23 Chile

Argentina line-up: Candido Arrua (Santa Fe), Jose Alberto Beltran (Capital Federal), Carlos Jensen Buhl (Capital Federal), Julio Carrasco (Santa Fe), Gustavo Chazarreta (Stgo del Estero), Mario Jimenez (Stgo del Estero), Rafael Lledo (Stgo del Estero), Italo Malvicini (Santa Fe), Marcelino Ojeda (Corrientes), Hector Romagnolo (Capital Federal), Carlos Sanchez (Stgo del Estero), Oscar Serena (Santa Fe). Coach: Saul Ramirez Manfredi.

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