2004 FIBA Diamond Ball for Women

The 2004 FIBA Diamond Ball was a basketball tournament held in Heraklion, Greece, from August 5 until August 8, 2004. The FIBA Diamond Ball was an official international basketball tournament organised by FIBA,[2] held every Olympic year prior to the Olympics. It was the 1st edition of the FIBA Diamond Ball. The six participating teams were Australia, China host Greece, Brazil, Nigeria and South Korea.

2004 FIBA Diamond Ball
Tournament details
Arena
Heraklion, Greece
DatesAugust 5 – August 8
Final positions
Champions Australia (1st title)
Runners-up China
Third place Brazil
Fourth place Greece
Awards and statistics
Top scorer(s)Nigeria Mfon Udoka
(23.0 points per game) [1]
2008

The United States women's team did not participate in the 2004 event although they were the then-reigning World champions and Olympic champions.

Participating teamsEdit

Group A Group B

  Australia
  Greece
  South Korea

  Brazil
  China
  Nigeria

  •   Australia – Oceania champions
  •   Brazil – Americas champions
  •   China – Asian champions
  •   Nigeria – African champions
  •   Greece – Olympics host
  •   Russia – European champions → replaced by   South Korea – Asia Cup 3rd place (China were Asia Cup champions)

Preliminary roundEdit

Group AEdit

All times are local Central European Summer Time (UTC+2).

Qualified for the finals
Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
  Australia 2 2 0 159 116 +43 4
  Greece 2 1 1 127 137 −10 3
  South Korea 2 0 2 121 154 −33 2
August 5
20:30
Greece   70–62   South Korea
Scoring by quarter: 24–14, 10–15, 25–12, 11–21
August 6
20:30
South Korea   59–84   Australia
Scoring by quarter: 11–22, 15–20, 15–24, 18–18
August 7
20:30
Australia   75–57   Greece
Scoring by quarter: 21–20, 23–18, 21–8, 10–11

Group BEdit

All times are local Central European Summer Time (UTC+2).

Qualified for the finals
Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
  China 2 2 0 168 157 +11 4
  Brazil 2 1 1 163 149 +14 3
  Nigeria 2 0 2 135 160 −25 2
August 5
18:15
Brazil   78–63   Nigeria
Scoring by quarter: 20–13, 23–20, 15–15, 20–15
August 6
18:15
Nigeria   72–82   China
Scoring by quarter: 19–25, 17–25, 20–17, 16–15
August 7
18:15
China   86–85   Brazil
Scoring by quarter: 19–29, 23–13, 18–19, 26–24

Final roundEdit

All times are local Central European Summer Time (UTC+2).

5th placeEdit

August 8
16:00
South Korea   89–78   Nigeria
Scoring by quarter: 13–29, 28–20, 28–14, 20–15

Third placeEdit

August 8
18:15
Greece   70–73   Brazil
Scoring by quarter: 17–20, 18–18, 11–13, 24–22

FinalEdit

August 8
20:30
Australia   74–70   China
Scoring by quarter: 19–18, 22–18, 14–24, 19–10

Final standingsEdit

The final standings per FIBA official website:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Player Leaders
  2. ^ http://www.fiba.basketball/en/events FIBA´s official events by year

External linksEdit