2008 FIBA Diamond Ball for Women

The 2008 FIBA Diamond Ball was a basketball tournament held in Nanjing, China, from August 2 until August 5, 2008. 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 2nd edition of the FIBA Diamond Ball. The six participating teams were Australia, host China, Latvia, Mali, Russia and United States.

2008 FIBA Diamond Ball
Tournament details
Arena
Haining, China
DatesAugust 2 – August 5
Final positions
Champions United States (1st title)
Runners-up Australia
Third place China
Fourth place Latvia
Awards and statistics
Top scorer(s)Latvia Anete Jēkabsone-Žogota
(22.3 points per game) [1]
2004

Participating teamsEdit

Group A Group B

  Australia
  China
  Mali

  Latvia
  Russia
  United States

  •   Mali – African champions
  •   United States – Olympic & Americas champions
  •   Australia – 2004 FIBA Diamond Ball winners (also Oceania & World champions)
  •   China – Olympics hosts
  •   Japan – Asia Cup 3rd place (South Korea were Asia Cup champions) → replaced by   Latvia [3]
  •   Russia – European champions

Preliminary roundEdit

Qualified for the finals

Group AEdit

*All times are China Standard Time (UTC+8).

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
  Australia 2 2 0 196 113 +83 4
  China 2 1 1 161 151 +10 3
  Mali 2 0 2 110 203 −93 2
August 2
19:30
Mali   67–91   China
Scoring by quarter: 18–20, 14–15, 18–26, 17–30
August 3
15:30
China   70–84   Australia
Scoring by quarter: 16–23, 17–26, 17–19, 20–16
August 4
15:30
Australia   112–43   Mali
Scoring by quarter: 21–19, 30–5, 30–15, 31–4

Group BEdit

*All times are China Standard Time (UTC+8).

Qualified for the finals
Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
  United States 2 2 0 177 132 +45 4
  Latvia 2 1 1 149 153 −4 3
  Russia 2 0 2 127 168 −41 2
August 2
15:30
Russia   69–75   Latvia
Scoring by quarter: 14–12, 15–24, 21–15, 19–24
August 3
19:30
Latvia   74–84   United States
Scoring by quarter: 18–31, 20–16, 19–18, 17–19
August 4
19:30
United States   93–58   Russia
Scoring by quarter: 17–10, 26–9, 24–21, 26–18

Final roundEdit

*All times are China Standard Time (UTC+8).

5th placeEdit

August 5
14:00
Mali   52–79   Russia
Scoring by quarter: 15–19, 11–16, 10–26, 16–18


Third placeEdit

August 5
16:00
China   63–51   Latvia
Scoring by quarter: 19–11, 15–10, 14–16, 15–14


FinalEdit

August 5
19:30
Australia   67–71   United States
Scoring by quarter: 15–16, 14–19, 21–21, 17–15

Final standingsEdit

The final standings per FIBA official website:

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit