1997 FIBA European Championship for Cadettes

The 1997 FIBA European Championship for Cadettes was the 12th edition of the European basketball championship for U16 women's teams, today known as FIBA U16 Women's European Championship. 12 teams featured in the competition, held in Sopron, Hungary, from 18 to 27 July 1997.

1997 FIBA European Championship for Cadettes
12th FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship for Women
Tournament details
Host nationHungary
Dates18–27 July 1997
Teams12
Champions Russia
(3rd title)
Tournament leaders
PlayersTeams
Points Spain Fernández (21.3)  Russia (72.6)
Rebounds Poland Zytomirska (9.1)  Poland (33.3)
Assists Belgium Wambe (3.4)  Russia
 Spain (9.9)
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Russia won their third title in a row.

QualificationEdit

19 countries entered the qualification round. They were divided in three groups. The top three teams of each group qualified for the main tournament.

Hungary (as host), Russia (as incumbent champion) and Italy (as incumbent runner-up) received a bye to the main tournament and did not play in the qualification round.

Group AEdit

The games were played in Gabrovo, Bulgaria, from August 12 to 16, 1996.

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification            
1   FR Yugoslavia 5 5 0 299 242 +57 10 Final tournament 59–49 54–53 62–53 53–44 71–43
2   Belgium 5 3 2 330 295 +35 8 64–56 79–62 60–71 78–47
3   Poland 5 3 2 311 260 +51 8 82–50 59–53 61–39
4   Bulgaria (H) 5 2 3 331 350 −19 7 72–70 94–57
5   Slovakia 5 2 3 314 285 +29 7 76–41
6   Armenia 5 0 5 227 380 −153 5
Source: FIBA Archive
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head record.
(H) Host

Group BEdit

The games were played in Žďár nad Sázavou, the Czech Republic, from August 18 to 24, 1996.

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification              
1   Czech Republic (H) 6 6 0 442 275 +167 12 Final tournament 79–60 57–56 81–54 74–46 66–39 85–20
2   Belarus 6 5 1 465 347 +118 11 88–81 87–53 85–45 70–50 75–39
3   Croatia 6 3 3 416 326 +90 9 73–36 71–45 58–62 77–38
4   Lithuania 6 3 3 337 384 −47 9 55–40 70–59 69–44
5   Finland 6 2 4 305 404 −99 8 64–58 65–61
6   Israel 6 2 4 331 365 −34 8 63–37
7   Portugal 6 0 6 239 434 −195 6
Source: FIBA Archive
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head record.
(H) Host

Group CEdit

The games were played in Timișoara, Romania, from August 13 to 17, 1996.

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification            
1   Spain 5 5 0 363 226 +137 10 Final tournament 91–54 66–44 53–47 62–37 91–44
2   Romania (H) 5 3 2 281 320 −39 8 65–61 45–41 54–77 63–50
3   France 5 3 2 268 249 +19 8 47–43 70–37 46–38
4   Greece 5 2 3 247 234 +13 7 48–35 68–54
5   Germany 5 2 3 256 292 −36 7 70–58
6   Turkey 5 0 5 244 338 −94 5
Source: FIBA Archive
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head record.
(H) Host

Qualified teamsEdit

The following twelve teams qualified for the final tournament.

Team Method of qualification Finals appearance Last appearance Previous best performance
  Hungary Hosts 10th 1993 Runners-up (1976)
  Russia 1995 winners 3rd 1995 Champions (1993, 1995)
  Italy 1995 runner-up 12th 1995 Runners-up (1978, 1980, 1985, 1995)
  FR Yugoslavia Qualification round Group A winners 10th[note 1] 1991 Runners-up (1982, 1991)
  Belgium Qualification round Group A runners-up 7th 1995 3rd (1995)
  Poland Qualification round Group A third place 8th 1995 5th (1976, 1978)
  Czech Republic Qualification round Group B winners 2nd 1995 8th (1995)
  Belarus Qualification round Group B runners-up 2nd 1995 5th (1995)
  Croatia Qualification round Group B third place 2nd 1993 12th (1993)
  Spain Qualification round Group C winners 12th 1995 Runners-up (1993)
  Romania Qualification round Group C runners-up 8th 1991 Runners-up (1989)
  France Qualification round Group C third place 10th 1993 6th (1987, 1993)

Preliminary roundEdit

In the Preliminary Round, the twelve teams were allocated in two groups of six teams each. The top four teams of each group advanced to the quarter-finals. The last two teams of each group qualified for the 9th-12th playoffs.

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification            
1   Hungary 5 3 2 309 308 +1 8[a] Advance to quarter-finals 58–57 58–56 49–59 66–56 78–80
2   France 5 3 2 280 264 +16 8[a] 65–55 53–49 43–50 62–52
3   Croatia 5 3 2 303 284 +19 8[a] 59–57 69–53 64–51
4   Czech Republic 5 3 2 294 264 +30 8[a] 66–62 63–41
5   Italy 5 2 3 287 302 −15 7 Transfer to 9th–12th playoff 66–58
6   Romania 5 1 4 282 333 −51 6
Source: FIBA Archive
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head record.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c d The four teams were first ranked by their head-to-head records: HUN 2–1, FRA 2–1, CRO 1–2, CZE 1–2. Then, Hungary/France and Croatia/Czech Republic were ranked by their game result (HUN 58–57 FRA) / (CRO 59–57 CZE).

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification            
1   Spain 5 5 0 349 271 +78 10 Advance to quarter-finals 70–68 74–46 59–56 69–49 77–52
2   Russia 5 4 1 384 288 +96 9 67–50 88–56 78–66 83–46
3   FR Yugoslavia 5 3 2 322 336 −14 8 73–70 73–65 80–60
4   Belarus 5 2 3 343 343 0 7 77–64 84–59
5   Poland 5 1 4 304 349 −45 6 Transfer to 9th–12th playoff 60–52
6   Belgium 5 0 5 269 384 −115 5
Source: FIBA Archive
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head record.

PlayoffsEdit

9th-12th playoffEdit

 
Semifinals9th place game
 
      
 
July 25
 
 
  Italy69
 
July 26
 
  Belgium75
 
  Belgium62
 
July 25
 
  Poland79
 
  Poland81
 
 
  Romania76
 
11th place game
 
 
July 26
 
 
  Italy72
 
 
  Romania63

Championship playoffEdit

 
QuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinal
 
          
 
July 25
 
 
  Russia67
 
July 26
 
  Croatia56
 
  Russia61
 
July 25
 
  Belarus31
 
  Hungary71
 
July 27
 
  Belarus81
 
  Russia69
 
July 25
 
  Czech Republic60
 
  France58
 
July 26
 
  FR Yugoslavia44
 
  France53
 
July 25
 
  Czech Republic67 Bronze game
 
  Spain43
 
July 27
 
  Czech Republic49
 
  France66
 
 
  Belarus62
 

5th-8th playoffEdit

 
Semifinals5th place game
 
      
 
July 26
 
 
  Croatia75
 
July 27
 
  Hungary39
 
  Croatia42
 
July 26
 
  Spain61
 
  FR Yugoslavia63
 
 
  Spain74
 
7th place game
 
 
July 27
 
 
  Hungary64
 
 
  FR Yugoslavia84

Final standingsEdit

Statistical leadersEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ First appearance as the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. They made nine more appearances as part of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. FIBA considers the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia as successor of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

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