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S.AMER.CHAMPS U17 Standings
1. Venezue. 4-0
2. Argenti. 3-1
3. Brazil 2-2
4. Ecuador 2-2
5. Chile 1-3
6. Peru 00-4

Final Standings
1. Venezue.
2. Argenti.
3. Brazil
4. Ecuador
5. Chile
6. Peru
Check also MEN S.American Champs. U17 2007

Venezuelan NT (Photo: VBF)
Venezuelan won S.American U17 Championship 2007 (Photo: VBF)

4 Germary Blanco (-90) of Carabobo
5 Roselis Silva (-91) of Distrito Capital

6 Yosimar Corrales (-90) of Guarico
7 Dahilifer Iserny (-90)
8 Maria Requena (-90) of Guarico
9 Kiancy Barragan (-90)
10 Sonia Rodriguez (-90) of Carabobo
11 Igsen Muria (-90)
12 Cleider Blanco (-90) of Distrito Capital
13 Dianora Rivas (-90) of Anzoategui
14 Endrina Bolivar (-90) of Guarico
15 Maria Cabrices (-90) of Miranda

   Summary of the 14th South American U17 championship for Women. Venezuela triumphs
Ecuador recently hosted a major basketball event. The 14th edition of the South American U17 championship for Women was held in Cuenca. The competition comprised 6 Latin American squads that fought for the right to participate in the 2008 U17 FIBA Americas Championship for Women. The top three teams were about to advance after the fifth rounds of action. The contenders were Argentina, Venezuela, Brazil, Peru, Chile and hosting Ecuador.
Round 1 of the tournament saw the favorites grab their first wins. Argentina easily defeated Chile 81:40 behind Debora Gonzalez (-90) 23 points. Venezuela edged Ecuador 92:70. And finally Brazil were victorious against Peru 96:46. Debora Da Costa knocking down 23 points for the winners.
Round 2 enjoyed one of the main championships treats as old rivalry between Brazil and Argentina took a new shape. Argentina however quite easily took care of Brazil 68:54. Debora Gonzalez chipped in 20 points to pace Argentina. Venezuela drove to their second win as they dismantled Peru 96:43 behind 17 points from Igsen Muria and Cleider Blanco.
The third round cleared out first two lucky ones who qualified for the 2008 championship. These were Venezuela and Argentina squads as they remained unbeaten. Venezuela handed in a 72:65 loss to Brazil. Roselis Silva (-91) sparked with 17 points for Venezuela. Argentina meanwhile secured a 55:43 victory over Ecuador to ensure one of the top spots. Debora Gonzalez and Andre Boquete produced 11 points apiece.
In the battle of titans Venezuela narrowly edged Argentina 73:71 in Round 4 of the championship. Cleider Blanco notched 34 points for Venezuela. Nayla Kraft (-90) replied with 19 points for Argentina. In another two encounters Brazil cruised past Chile 92:36, while Ecuador bumped Peru 77:54.
Venezuela celebrated the title in the Round 5 as they crashed Chile 84:48 to end the competition undefeated and on top of the standings. Argentina finished second after they confidently overcame Peru 69:34 in their last fixture. The last qualification spot was decided in Brazil versus Ecuador encounter. Brazilian basketballers came out as winners in a dramatic battle. They secured a tough 57:55 victory and occupied the third spot.

Peru - Brazil 46:96
Argentina - Chile 81:40
Ecuador - Venezuela 70:92

Peru - Venezuela 43:96
Ecuador - Chile 70:39
Argentina - Brazil 68:54

Chile - Peru 59:50
Brazil - Venezuela 65:72
Ecuador - Argentina 43:55

Brazil - Chile 92:36
Argentina - Venezuela 71:73
Ecuador - Peru 77:54

Venezuela - Chile 84:48
Argentina - Peru 69:34
Ecuador - Brazil 55:57

   Peru completes South American U17 championships
Peru just ended the 14th South American U17 championship held in Cuenca, Ecuador. The aim to qualify to the 2008 Americas U17 championship however was not reached. Peru did not manage to celebrate a win and finished at the bottom of the ladder.
In the opening game of the tournament Peru faced Brazil and suffered a 46:96 loss. Maria Bellatin led Peru with 24 points. In the second game Peru were rallied over by Venezuela 43:96. Daniela Porras chipped in 14 points for Peru. In one of the closest encounters in the tournament Peru were narrowly beaten by Chile 50:59 in Round 3.
Later Peru could not match Ecuador as they fell short 54:77. In the final clash of the competition Peru were defeated by Argentina 34:69.
Venezuela, Argentina and Brazil qualified winning the top three spots.

   Chile finishes South American U17 championship
Chilean U17 squad just completed the 2007 South American U17 championship in Ecuador. Unfortunately they were unable to qualify for the 2008 Americas U17 championships for women. Chile U17 squad ended the tournament at the 5th place. They suffered 4 losses in 5 games. In Game 1 Chile were outscored by Argentina 40:81. Fernanda Serrano nailed 12 points to lead Chilean team. In the second game Chile were beaten by Ecuador 39:70. In Round 3 came the first win for Chile as they defeated Peru 59:50. Vivian Perez secured 16 points in a win. However it was the only success for Chile as they later surrendered to Brazil 36:92 and Venezuela 48:84.

   Brazil U17 team finishes third
The 14th South American championship for U17 teams has just ended in Ecuador. Brazil U17 national team managed to qualify to the 2008 U17 Americas Championship for Women. After a sour start for Brazilians when they lost to Argentina the team needed to regroup and claimed one of the two qualifying spots. However on Day 3 of the tournament Brazil suffered another blow when they were rallied over by Venezuela 65:72 behind 17 points from Roselis Silva. They now had to win the remaining battles to have the chance to improve in the ladder.
Fortunately for all Brazilian fans the U17 team fulfilled the task. They first crashed Chile 92:36 in Round 4. In the last round they faced a must-win battle against the hosts. In a dramatic clash Brazil turned out to be more successful overcoming Ecuador 57:55 to clinch the third spot in the ladder.

   Venezuela wins the South American U17 Championship for Women
Venezuela defeated Argentina 73-71 to win the South American U17 Championship for Women played in Cuenca, Ecuador.
The Argentineans had a 59-44 lead after three quarters, but a great defensive effort by Venezuela gave them the win.
Cleider Blanco led Venezuela with 34 points while Argentina had Nayla Kraft with 19 and Andrea Boquete 17.
Tonight on the final day of the competition, Brazil and Ecuador will play for the last qualifying spot in the U18 FIBA Americas Championship.
In other games Brazil dominated Chile 92-36 and Ecuador defeated Peru 77-54.

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