2011 FIBA Americas Championship for Women

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FIBA Americas Cup
for Women 2011
11th FIBA American Women's
Basketball Championship
Tournament details
Host nation Colombia
Dates September 24 – October 1
Teams 10 (from 44 federations)
Venues (in 1 host city)
Champions  Brazil (5th title)
MVP Brazil Érika de Souza
Tournament leaders
Players Teams
Points Chile Javiera Novión
Jamaica Nicole Louden (18.8)
 Brazil (79)
Rebounds Jamaica Vanessa Gidden
Mexico Erika Gómez (8.3)
 Brazil (39.8)
Assists Colombia Erika Valek (5.8)  Brazil (16.2)
Official website
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The 2011 FIBA Americas Championship for Women was the qualifying tournament for FIBA Americas at the women's basketball tournament at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. The tournament was held at Coliseo Álvaro Sánchez Silva in Neiva, Colombia from September 24 to October 1. It was the first FIBA Americas Championship for Women to have 10 countries competing.[1]

Qualification[edit]

Qualification was done via FIBA Americas' sub-zones. USA Basketball chose not to enter its national team, which sat atop the FIBA World Rankings going into the tournament, because the team had already qualified for the 2012 Olympics by winning the 2010 World Championship. The qualified teams are:

Draw[edit]

The draw ceremonies were held in Neiva on May 5, 2011 at the Auditorio Rodrigo Lara Bonilla de la Asamblea Departamental del Huila. The results, with the FIBA World Rankings prior to the draw, were:[2]

Group A Group B

25.  Chile
10.  Cuba
13.  Argentina
33.  Puerto Rico
72.  Colombia

49.  Jamaica
6.  Brazil
12.  Canada
27.  Mexico
72.  Paraguay

Note: Colombia and Paraguay had 0 ranking points and was therefore ranked after the last ranked team.

Format[edit]

  • The top two teams from each group advance to the semifinals.
  • The winners in the knockout semifinals advance to the Final. The losers play for third place.

Tie-breaking criteria[edit]

Ties are broken via the following the criteria, with the first option used first, all the way down to the last option:

  1. Head to head results
  2. Goal average (not the goal difference) between the tied teams
  3. Goal average of the tied teams for all teams in its group

Preliminary round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Qualified for the semifinals
Eliminated in Preliminary Round
Team Pts Pld W L PF PA PD
 Argentina 8 4 4 0 277 215 +62
 Cuba 7 4 3 1 263 222 +41
 Puerto Rico 6 4 2 2 243 228 +15
 Colombia 5 4 1 3 225 259 –34
 Chile 4 4 0 4 191 275 –84

All times local (UTC−5)

September 24
14:30
Puerto Rico  50–67  Cuba
Scoring by quarter: 15–19, 12–7, 14–23, 9–18
Pts: Valentin 15
Rebs: Valentin, Sepúlveda 3
Asts: Vargas 2
Pts: Gelis, Fernández 14
Rebs: Noblet 9
Asts: Gelis 6

September 24
21:15
Chile  50–69  Colombia
Scoring by quarter: 15–13, 9–19, 11–20, 15–17
Pts: Novión 19
Rebs: Novión 10
Asts: three players 2
Pts: Mosquera 19
Rebs: Mosquera 8
Asts: Valek 6

September 25
19:00
Argentina  80–50  Chile
Scoring by quarter: 10–13, 25–8, 27–15, 18–14
Pts: Sánchez 15
Rebs: Pavón 7
Asts: Santana, Pavón 3
Pts: Novión 15
Rebs: Novión 5
Asts: Novión 4

September 25
21:15
Colombia  46–68  Puerto Rico
Scoring by quarter: 4–20, 22–16, 11–17, 9–15
Pts: Valek 13
Rebs: Torres 7
Asts: Valek 8
Pts: Valentin 24
Rebs: Plácido 9
Asts: Cortijo 5

September 26
19:00
Puerto Rico  61–66  Argentina
Scoring by quarter: 25–15, 10–14, 19–20, 7–17
Pts: Sepúlveda 15
Rebs: Sepúlveda 6
Asts: Cortijo 4
Pts: Sánchez 27
Rebs: Burani 9
Asts: Pavón 4

September 26
21:15
Cuba  75–65  Colombia
Scoring by quarter: 15–15, 16–16, 22–19, 22–15
Pts: Gelis 22
Rebs: Cepeda 10
Asts: Gelis 5
Pts: Valek 22
Rebs: Valek 11
Asts: Valek 6

September 27
19:00
Chile  49–64  Puerto Rico
Scoring by quarter: 19–19, 5–12, 16–22, 9–11
Pts: Novión 22
Rebs: Gamboa 6
Asts: Troncoso 2
Pts: Plácido 13
Rebs: Sepúlveda 8
Asts: Rosado 5

September 27
21:15
Argentina  65–59  Cuba
Scoring by quarter: 14–13, 15–17, 11–17, 25–12
Pts: Cava 18
Rebs: Pavón 7
Asts: three players 2
Pts: Gelis, Amargo 11
Rebs: Cepeda 10
Asts: Gelis 3

September 28
16:45
Cuba  62–42  Chile
Scoring by quarter: 19–6, 17–16, 15–7, 11–13
Pts: Fernández 13
Rebs: Cepeda 12
Asts: three players 2
Pts: Novión 19
Rebs: Novión 5
Asts: Novión 5

September 28
21:15
Colombia  45–66  Argentina
Scoring by quarter: 11–16, 11–16, 8–20, 15–14
Pts: Valek 12
Rebs: Díaz 10
Asts: Valek, Martínez 3
Pts: González 14
Rebs: Cabrera 8
Asts: González 4

Group B[edit]

Qualified for the semifinals
Eliminated in Preliminary Round
Team Pts Pld W L PF PA PD Tie
 Brazil 8 4 4 0 334 184 +150
 Canada 7 4 3 1 254 176 +78
 Mexico 5 4 1 3 257 273 –16 1–1, 1.336
 Jamaica 5 4 1 3 237 274 –37 1–1, 1.022
 Paraguay 5 4 1 3 175 350 –175 1–1, 0.737

All times local (UTC−5)

September 24
16:45
Brazil  117–34  Paraguay
Scoring by quarter: 28–5, 27–9, 35–7, 27–13
Pts: de Souza 18
Rebs: de Souza 8
Asts: Dantas 5
Pts: T. Insfrán 12
Rebs: Pérez 4
Asts: six players 1

September 24
19:00
Mexico  45–72  Canada
Scoring by quarter: 4–19, 5–16, 16–12, 20–25
Pts: Gómez 18
Rebs: Castro, Gómez 8
Asts: Silva, García 2
Pts: Keane 15
Rebs: Gabriele 6
Asts: Thorburn, Aubry 3

September 25
14:30
Jamaica  69–64  Mexico
Scoring by quarter: 20–9, 17–26, 18–18, 14–11
Pts: Gidden 28
Rebs: Edwards 12
Asts: Edwards, Louden 3
Pts: Gómez 21
Rebs: three players 7
Asts: Ramírez, Silva 3

September 25
16:45
Canada  39–56  Brazil
Scoring by quarter: 8–8, 12–15, 9–23, 10–10
Pts: Ayim 10
Rebs: Tatham 5
Asts: Gabriele 3
Pts: Dantas 13
Rebs: Dantas 11
Asts: de Oliveira 3

September 26
14:30
Paraguay  26–77  Canada
Scoring by quarter: 6–22, 11–20, 5–19, 4–16
Pts: Peña 7
Rebs: R. Insfrán 7
Asts: Pérez 2
Pts: Keane 15
Rebs: Tatham 8
Asts: Gabriele 5

September 26
16:45
Brazil  73–50  Jamaica
Scoring by quarter: 22–13, 16–12, 18–9, 17–16
Pts: de Souza 19
Rebs: de Souza 7
Asts: Pinto 7
Pts: Gidden 23
Rebs: Gidden 10
Asts: Gidden 2

September 27
14:30
Jamaica  69–71  Paraguay
Scoring by quarter: 10–21, 20–15, 21–19, 18–16
Pts: Louden 24
Rebs: Gidden 9
Asts: Louden 3
Pts: Caraves 21
Rebs: Peña, Fernández 5
Asts: Ghiringhelli 3

September 27
16:45
Mexico  61–88  Brazil
Scoring by quarter: 11–24, 13–21, 13–20, 24–23
Pts: Castro 17
Rebs: Castro 8
Asts: Castro 4
Pts: de Souza 22
Rebs: three players 6
Asts: Pinto 4

September 28
14:30
Paraguay  44–87  Mexico
Scoring by quarter: 4–16, 13–24, 16–28, 11–19
Pts: T. Insfrán 12
Rebs: Fernández 10
Asts: Ghiringhelli 4
Pts: Silva 21
Rebs: Gómez 12
Asts: Ramírez 6

September 28
19:00
Canada  66–49  Jamaica
Scoring by quarter: 15–13, 18–12, 17–9, 16–15
Pts: Smith 13
Rebs: Gabriele 7
Asts: Gabriele 4
Pts: Louden 22
Rebs: Gidden 5
Asts: Gidden 2

Final round[edit]

Semi-finals Final
September 30
  Argentina  61  
  Canada  59  
 
October 1
      Argentina  33
    Brazil  74
Third place
September 30 October 1
  Brazil  66   Canada  59
  Cuba  53     Cuba  46

Semifinals[edit]

September 30
18:00
Argentina  61–59  Canada
Scoring by quarter: 23–10, 13–18, 7–12, 18–19
Pts: Reggiardo 18
Rebs: Sánchez 10
Asts: Pavón 3
Pts: Aubry 14
Rebs: Murphy 7
Asts: Thorburn 6

September 30
20:15
Brazil  66–53  Cuba
Scoring by quarter: 24–16, 14–10, 14–15, 14–12
Pts: de Souza 20
Rebs: Pinto 13
Asts: Pinto 12
Pts: Amargo 16
Rebs: Gelis, Cepeda 5
Asts: three players 2

Third place game[edit]

October 1
18:00
Canada  59–46  Cuba
Scoring by quarter: 13–8, 11–11, 19–11, 16–16
Pts: Gabriele, Smith 13
Rebs: Aubry 7
Asts: Thorburn 4
Pts: Noblet 12
Rebs: Noblet 5
Asts: three players 1

Final[edit]

October 1
20:15
Argentina  33–74  Brazil
Scoring by quarter: 4–16, 7–17, 8–26, 14–15
Pts: Sánchez 12
Rebs: Sánchez 11
Asts: four players 1
Pts: de Souza 13
Rebs: de Souza 16
Asts: Pinto, de Souza 3

Awards[edit]

 2011 Tournament of the Americas for Women Winners 

Brazil
Fifth title

Statistical Leaders[edit]

Individual Tournament Highs[edit]

Final ranking[edit]

Qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Qualified for the 2012 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Women.
Rank Team Record
1st, gold medalist(s)  Brazil 6–0
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Argentina 5–1
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Canada 4–2
4  Cuba 3–3
5  Puerto Rico 2–2
6  Mexico 1–3
7  Colombia 1–3
8  Jamaica 1–3
9  Paraguay 1–3
10  Chile 0–4
  • Cuba renounced to compete in the World Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Women. In these circumstances, the FIBA has chosen Puerto Rico, the best team in the Americas Championship after Cuba.
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
 Brazil
Adriana Moisés Pinto
Palmira Marçal
Patrícia "Chuca" de Oliveira
Micaela Jacintho
Bárbara Generoso
Franciele Nascimento
Silvia Cristina Gustavo
Clarissa dos Santos
Damiris Dantas
Nádia Colhado
Érika de Souza
Gilmara Justino
 Argentina
Stephany Thomas
Ornella Santana
Paula Reggiardo
Diana Cabrera
Débora González
Marina Cava
Agostina Burani
Melisa Gretter
Sandra Pavón
Melani Soriani
Erica Sánchez
Melisa Pavicich
 Canada
Krista Phillips
Teresa Gabriele
Shona Thorburn
Courtnay Pilypaitis
Kim Smith
Kadie Riverin
Alisha Tathan
Kalisha Keane
Lizanne Murphy
Tamara Tathan
Chelsea Aubry
Miranda Ayim
 Cuba
Islen Carbonell
Ineidis Casanova
Lisdeyvis Martínez
Oyanaisis Gelis
Edith Thompson
Yamara Amargo
Lazara Moises
Marlen Cepeda
Clenia Noblet
Taimy Fernández
Leidys Oquendo
Suchitel Ávila

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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