1953 South American Basketball Championship

The 1953 South American Basketball Championship was the 15th edition of this regional tournament. It was held in Montevideo, Uruguay and won by the host, Uruguay national basketball team. A record seven national teams competed. It was the first to follow the first World Championship in 1950.

Tournament details
Host nationUruguay
DatesApril 4 - April 19
Teams7
Venues
(in 1 host city)
Champions Uruguay
(6th title)

Final rankingsEdit

  1.   Uruguay
  2.   Brazil
  3.   Chile
  4.   Paraguay
  5.   Peru
  6.   Ecuador
  7.   Colombia

ResultsEdit

Each team played the other six teams once, for a total of six games played by each team and 21 overall in the preliminary round. The three-way tie between Chile, Peru, and Paraguay was broken by a sub-bracket; each was 1–1 against the other teams in that sub-bracket. The point differentials within the bracket gave Chile the top spot in it with +5, Paraguay had +4, and Peru had -9. This was mostly due to Chile's relatively large victory over Peru while the other two games (Peru-Paraguay and Chile-Paraguay) had both been much closer.

Rank Team Pts W L PF PA Diff
1   Uruguay 12 6 0 309 200 +109
2   Brazil 11 5 1 274 222 +52
3   Chile 9 3 3 269 282 -13
4   Paraguay 9 3 3 287 284 +3
5   Peru 9 3 3 235 237 -2
6   Ecuador 7 1 5 259 310 -51
7   Colombia 6 0 6 241 339 -98
Uruguay 48 - 32 Brazil
Uruguay 52 - 36 Chile
Uruguay 62 - 45 Paraguay
Uruguay 22 - 20 Peru
Uruguay 58 - 34 Ecuador
Uruguay 67 - 33 Colombia
Brazil 51 - 40 Chile
Brazil 40 - 37 Paraguay
Brazil 31 - 15 Peru
Brazil 51 - 37 Ecuador
Brazil 69 - 45 Colombia
Chile 40 - 46 Paraguay
Chile 56 - 45 Peru
Chile 52 - 47 Ecuador
Chile 45 - 41 Colombia
Paraguay 51 - 53 Peru
Paraguay 57 - 43 Ecuador
Paraguay 51 - 46 Colombia
Peru 50 - 43 Ecuador
Peru 52 - 34 Colombia
Ecuador 55 - 42 Colombia

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