1997 ABC Championship for Women

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1997 FIBA Asia Championship
for Women
17th Asian Women's Basketball Championship
Tournament details
Host nationThailand
DatesApril 27 – May 5
Teams14 
(from 44 federations)
Venues
(in 1 host city)
Champions South Korea
(10th title)
MVPSouth Korea Yoo Young-Joo

The 1997 ABC Championship for Women is the qualifying tournament for 1998 FIBA World Championship for Women. The tournament was held on Bangkok, Thailand from April 27 to May 5. The championship is divided into two levels: Level I and Level II. The last finisher of Level I is relegated to Level II and the top finisher of Level II qualify for Level I 1999's championship.

Participating teams[edit]

Level I Level II – Group A Level II – Group B

 China
 South Korea
 Japan
 Chinese Taipei
 Kyrgyzstan
 Thailand

 Kazakhstan
 Indonesia
 India
 Singapore

 Hong Kong
 Malaysia
 Macau
 Sri Lanka

Preliminary round[edit]

Level I[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 South Korea 5 5 0 410 343 +67 10
 China 5 4 1 465 340 +125 9
 Japan 5 3 2 445 351 +94 8
 Chinese Taipei 5 2 3 392 423 −31 7
 Thailand 5 1 4 327 462 −135 6
 Kyrgyzstan 5 0 5 350 470 −120 5
April 27
Chinese Taipei  76–88  South Korea
Scoring by half: 41–49, 35–39
April 27
Thailand  83–79  Kyrgyzstan
Scoring by half: 48–42, 35–37
April 27
China  97–77  Japan
Scoring by half: 46–33, 51–44
April 28
Kyrgyzstan  61–100  China
Scoring by half: 30–55, 31–45
April 28
Chinese Taipei  100–64  Thailand
Scoring by half: 50–39, 50–25
April 28
South Korea  73–71  Japan
Scoring by half: 44–34, 29–37
April 29
Chinese Taipei  90–74  Kyrgyzstan
Scoring by half: 40–34, 50–40
April 29
Thailand  41–88  Japan
Scoring by half: 19–44, 22–44
April 29
China  65–72  South Korea
Scoring by half: 36–38, 29–34
May 1
Chinese Taipei  62–103  China
Scoring by half: 43–57, 19–46
May 1
Japan  115–76  Kyrgyzstan
Scoring by half: 57–37, 58–39
May 1
South Korea  95–71  Thailand
Scoring by half: 56–32, 39–39
May 2
South Korea  82–60  Kyrgyzstan
Scoring by half: 46–29, 36–31
May 2
Thailand  68–100  China
Scoring by half: 34–53, 34–47
May 2
Japan  94–64  Chinese Taipei
Scoring by half: 43–33, 51–31

Level II – Group A[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Kazakhstan 3 3 0 234 148 +86 6
 India 3 2 1 224 156 +68 5
 Indonesia 3 1 2 167 212 −45 4
 Singapore 3 0 3 123 232 −109 3
April 27
Kazakhstan  66–54  India
Scoring by half: 34–25, 32–29
April 28
Singapore  36–87  Kazakhstan
Scoring by half: 14–40, 22–47
April 29
India  86–48  Indonesia
Scoring by half: 44–18, 42–30
April 30
Indonesia  58–81  Kazakhstan
Scoring by half: 31–39, 27–42
May 1
India  84–42  Singapore
Scoring by half: 51–16, 33–26
May 2
Singapore  45–61  Indonesia
Scoring by half: 20–24, 25–37

Level II – Group B[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Malaysia 3 3 0 243 112 +131 6
 Hong Kong 3 2 1 213 132 +81 5
 Sri Lanka 3 1 2 113 206 −93 4
 Macau 3 0 3 119 238 −119 3
April 27
Hong Kong  82–36  Sri Lanka
Scoring by half: 48–14, 34–22
April 28
Macau  32–86  Hong Kong
Scoring by half: 13–51, 19–35
April 29
Sri Lanka  24–80  Malaysia
Scoring by half: 20–40, 4–40
April 30
Malaysia  64–45  Hong Kong
Scoring by half: 35–24, 29–21
May 1
Sri Lanka  53–44  Macau
Scoring by half: 30–20, 23–24
May 2
Macau  43–99  Malaysia
Scoring by half: 20–55, 23–44

Classification 7th–14th[edit]

13th place[edit]

May 4
Singapore  77–49  Macau
Scoring by half: 35–25, 42–24

11th place[edit]

May 4
Indonesia  61–29  Sri Lanka
Scoring by half: 27–15, 34–14

9th place[edit]

May 5
India  69–60  Hong Kong
Scoring by half: 38–27, 31–33

7th place[edit]

May 5
Kazakhstan  62–45  Malaysia
Scoring by half: 27–18, 35–27

Final round[edit]

 
SemifinalsFinal
 
      
 
May 4
 
 
 China77
 
May 5
 
 Japan90
 
 Japan61
 
May 4
 
 South Korea74
 
 South Korea92
 
 
 Chinese Taipei77
 
3rd place
 
 
May 5
 
 
 China101
 
 
 Chinese Taipei63

Semifinals[edit]

May 4
China  77–90  Japan
Scoring by half: 39–48, 38–42
May 4
South Korea  92–77  Chinese Taipei
Scoring by half: 56–43, 36–34

3rd place[edit]

May 5
China  101–63  Chinese Taipei
Scoring by half: 59–28, 42–35

Final[edit]

May 5
Japan  61–74  South Korea
Scoring by half: 38–43, 23–31

Final standing[edit]

Qualified for the 1998 FIBA World Championship for Women
Rank Team Record
1st, gold medalist(s)  South Korea 7–0
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Japan 4–3
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  China 5–2
4  Chinese Taipei 2–5
5  Thailand 1–4
6  Kyrgyzstan 0–5
7  Kazakhstan 4–0
8  Malaysia 3–1
9  India 3–1
10  Hong Kong 2–2
11  Indonesia 2–2
12  Sri Lanka 1–3
13  Singapore 1–3
14  Macau 0–4

Awards[edit]

 1997 Asian Champions 

South Korea
Tenth title

References[edit]