1997 FIBA Americas Championship for Women

The 1997 FIBA Americas Championship for Women, was the fourth FIBA Americas Championship for Women regional basketball championship held by FIBA Americas, which also served as Americas qualifier for the 1998 FIBA World Championship for Women, granting berths to the top four teams in the final standings. It was held in Brazil between 5 August and 10 August 1997. Eight national teams entered the event under the auspices of FIBA Americas, the sport's regional governing body. The city of São Paulo hosted the tournament. Brazil won their first title after defeating the United States in the final.

FIBA Americas Cup
for Women 1997
4th FIBA American Women's
Basketball Championship
Tournament details
Host nationBrazil
Dates5–10 August
Teams8
Venues
(in 1 host city)
Champions Brazil
(1st title)
1995
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FormatEdit

  • Teams were split into two round-robin groups of four teams each. The top two teams from each group advanced to the second stage and qualified directly to the 1998 FIBA World Championship for Women. The second stage consisted of another round-robin group of four teams, where the top two teams played an extra game for the championship, and the other two teams played for third place. The results between teams from the same group are carried over to the first round.
  • The teams that did not advance to the second round were cross-paired (3A vs. 3B, 4A vs. 4B) and played an extra game to define fifth through eighth place in the final standings.

First roundEdit

Advanced to the second round

Group AEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
  Brazil 3 3 0 365 233 +132 6
  Cuba 3 2 1 307 250 +57 5
  Colombia 3 1 2 198 277 −79 4
  Puerto Rico 3 0 3 203 313 −110 3
5 August
Cuba   103–66   Puerto Rico
5 August
Brazil   114–55   Colombia
6 August
Cuba   98–69   Colombia
6 August
Brazil   136–72   Puerto Rico
7 August
Colombia   74–65   Puerto Rico
7 August
Brazil   115–106   Cuba

Group BEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
  United States 3 3 0 193 119 +74 6
  Argentina 3 2 1 213 222 −9 5
  Canada 3 1 2 260 239 +21 4
  Dominican Republic 3 0 3 152 238 −86 3
5 August
Argentina   70–66   Canada
5 August
United States   20–0   Dominican Republic
6 August
United States   88–53   Argentina
6 August
Canada   128–84   Dominican Republic
7 August
Argentina   90–68   Dominican Republic
7 August
United States   85–66   Canada

Classification stageEdit

Fifth placeEdit

8 August
Canada   87–80   Colombia

Seventh placeEdit

8 August
Puerto Rico   107–95   Dominican Republic

Second stageEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
  Brazil 3 3 0 311 250 +61 6
  United States 3 2 1 265 230 +35 5
  Cuba 3 1 2 286 291 −5 4
  Argentina 3 0 3 196 287 −91 3
8 August
Brazil   87–83   United States
8 August
Cuba   90–82   Argentina
9 August
Brazil   109–61   Argentina
9 August
United States   94–90   Cuba

Third placeEdit

10 August
Cuba   81–77   Argentina

FinalEdit

10 August
Brazil   101–95   United States

Final standingsEdit

Qualified for the 1998 FIBA World Championship for Women
Rank Team Record
    Brazil 6–0
    United States 4–2
    Cuba 4–2
4   Argentina 2–4
5   Canada 2–4
6   Colombia 1–3
7   Puerto Rico 1–3
8   Dominican Republic 0–4

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