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Brazil won South American Championships 2006 (Photo: CBB)
  Day 5 - Aug. 6, 2006 
Brazil dominated Argentina 91-62 in the 2006 South American Championship for Women played in Asuncion, Paraguay.Brazil won the game with pressure on the defensive side and a balanced offense led by Helen Luz who had 18 points. Colombia ended third as they defeated Chile 89-82 with 29 points by Yaneth Arias and 15 by Elena Diaz.

Day 5 Games

Final: Brazil - Argentina 91-62 (21-24, 14-13, 28-21, 28-4)
Brazil: Santos Luz 18, Da Silva Santos 15+10reb, Martins Jacintho 15+5reb, De Souza 14+13reb, Garvao Zakrzeski 12+10reb.
Argentina: Sanchez 12, Peters 12, Paoletta 12, Rios 10, Landra 5.
The 28-4 run in the fourth quarter helped Brazil win the final game with Argentina. Brazil accelerated the rhythm, Argentina can抰 adapt the aggressive way of competition and collapsed drastically. Brazil out-rebounded Argentina 51-21. It helped Brazil get more chance to shoot the ball. Brazil 2P percentage is 58% and Argentina only 37%.

Third Place Game: Colombia - Chile 89-82 (19-24, 27-17, 16-17, 27-24)
Colombia: Arias Acosta 27+13reb, Valek Mantilla 21+6reb+9ast, Diaz Lopez 19+5reb, Cabezas Cortes 10.
Chile: Gomez Kehsler 34+17reb, Aragonese 23, Naranjo Postigo 10+9reb, Morrrison Jara 6+8reb, Novion Castillo 5.
Colombia walked out the shadow of losing with Brazil yesterday promptly. Although Chile led most of the stats, too many turnovers prevented them winning the game. Colombia took advantage of their stable exertion, kept the score advantage to the end.

  Day 4 - Aug. 4, 2006 
Brazil defeated Colombia 84-41 and Argentina crushed Chile 88-67 to pass to the Gold medal game in the South American Championship for Women played in Paraguay. In the fifth place game, Venezuela defeated Paraguay 79-69. In the seventh game, Bolivia defeated Peru 79-74.

Day 4 Games

Brazil - Colombia 84-41
(16-8, 25-11, 20-12, 23-10)
Brazil: Santos Luz 16+5reb+9ast, De Souza 16+10reb, Marcal 10, Da Silva Santos 9+8reb, Silva Dos Santos 4+11reb.
Colombia: Diaz Lopez 10+5reb, Mosquera Martinez 9, Pinilla Garcia 5, Estrada Lopez 2+5st.
Brazil took advantage of their whole strength, controlled the game from start to the end. The aggressive defense restricted Colombia's percentage nearly 20%. Brazil out-rebounded Colombia 49-22. In assist, Brazil 27 and Colombia only 4.
Argentina - Chile 88-67 (27-14, 23-12, 13-22, 25-19)
Argentina: Vega 23+12reb, Sanchez 20, Paoletta 9, Soberon 6, Rios 6, Pavon 6.
Chile: Gomez Kehsler 16, Morrrison Jara 13+11reb, Serrano 9, Novion Castillo 9.
Argentina took the 24 points advantage into the second half. Argentina seemed to be prepared for the finals and didn't put 100% energy into the rest of the game. They didn't expand the advantage ulteriorly. Argentina's 21 steals led to Chile's 22 turnovers directly.
Fifth Place Game: Venezuela - Paraguay 79-69
SSeventh Place Game: Bolivia - Peru 79-74

  Day 3 - Aug. 4, 2006 
On the third day of the South American Championship for Women, Argentina defeated Paraguay 89-62 to end the preliminary round play. Argentina won the first quarter 23-8 to cruise into the semifinals. Natalia Rios (175-G-80) (175-G-80) led the winners with 17 points while Paola Ferrari (-G/F-85) scored 28 in a losing cause.
In the other game of Group B, Colombia defeated Bolivia 76-61. Yenni Pinilla scored 24 points for Colombia. Jenny Vaca led Bolivia 14 points
In Group A, Chile crushed Peru 91-52. Paola Naranjo (-F/C-78) had 23 points, while Ziomara Morrrison (-88) chipped 18. Karina Figueroa (173-G-86) is the only one who scored double figures in Peru 14 points.
In the other game of Group A, Brazil crushed Venezuela 115-40 with 34 points from Erika. Kelly Da Silva and Micaela Martins each scored 16 points. Ofelia Villarroel led Venezuela with 11 points.
Brazil and Colombia are in the first two places in Group A, while Argentina and Chile are in Group B.

Day 3 Games:

Group A:
Chile - Peru 91-52
Chile: Paola Naranjo (-F/C-78) 23, Ziomara Morrrison (-88) 18, Valentina Aragonese (-F-79) 14, Tatiana Gomez (-F/C-81) 10
Peru: Karina Figueroa (173-G-86) 14, Daniela Scamarone 9, Maria Villanueva 8, Kelly Garrido 7

Brazil - Venezuela 115-40
Brazil: Erika De Souza (196-C-82) 34, Kelly Da Silva 16, Micaela Martins 16, Soeli Garvao (187-C) 12
Venezuela: Ofelia Villarroel 11, Janeth Castillo (-70) 8, Ivaney Marquez (-83) 7, Adalinda Espinoza (-65) 7

Group B:
Argentina - Paraguay 89-62
Argentina: Natalia Rios  (175-G-80) 17
Paraguay: Paola Ferrari (-G/F-85) 28

Colombia - Bolivia 76-61
Colombia: Yenny Pinilla (173-G-73) 24, Yaneth Arias (188-F-82) 21, Tathiana Mosquera 8,
Bolivia: Jenny Vaca 14, Andrea Marquez 10, Esther Pacheco 10, Paola Zarate 9

  Day 2 - Aug. 3, 2006 
On the second day of the South American Championship for Women, Colombia defeated Paraguay 81-73. Yaneth Arias (188-F-82) led Colombia with 28 points and 18 rebounds. In a losing cause Paola Ferrari had 25 points. Both teams are now 1-1 in the standings.
In the other game of Group B, Argentina defeated Bolivia 105-38. The Argentineans won the first quarter 26-6 to cruise for their second win. Cecilia Lineira and Natalia Rios (175-G-80) had 14 each. Paola Zarate led Bolivia with 10 points.
In Group A, Brazil dominated Chile 112-47. Kelly Santos (192-C-80) netted 20 points while Micaela Martins added 19 points for Brazil. Valentina Aragonese (-F-79) scored 11 points.
In the other game of Group A, Venezuela defeated Peru 86-68. Maria Villaroel had 24 points while Janeth Castillo (-70) added 18 in the win. Maria Villanueva was the best scorer with 21 points, Kelly Garrido added 13 points.

Day 2 games:

Group A:
Brazil - Chile 112-47
Brazil: Kelly Santos (192-C-80) 20, Micaela Martins 19, Erika De Souza 16, Soeli Garvao (187-C) 14
Chile: Valentina Aragonese (-F-79) 11, Tatiana Gomez (-F/C-81) 9, Maria Valenzuela 8, Mary Paz 5
Venezuela - Peru 86-68
Venezuela: Maria Villaroel 24, Janeth Castillo (-70) 18, Ivaney Marquez (-83) 14
Peru: Maria Villanueva 21, Kelly Garrido 13, Daniela Scamarone 12

Group B:
Colombia - Paraguay 81-73
Colombia: Yaneth Arias (188-F-82) 28, Yenny Pinilla (173-G-73) 13, Elena Diaz (186-F-83) 11
Paraguay: Paola Ferrari 25, Johana Gueringuelli (-86) 20, Josefina Gorostriaga (-74) 11
Argentina - Bolivia 105-38
Argentina: Cecilia Lineira 14, Natalia Rios (175-G-80) 14, Laura Nicolini (175-G-75) 12
Bolivia: Paola Zarate 10, Jenny Vaca 9, Pacheco 6

  Day 1 - Aug. 2, 2006 
On the first day of the South American Championship for Women, Brazil dominated Peru 104-38. Brazil won the first quarter 35-5 to establish their commanding lead. Erika led Brazil with 18 points. Maria Villanueva led Peru with 11 points.
In the other game of Group A, Chile edged Venezuela 90-85. It was the most interesting and closed game in day 1. Valentina Aragonese (-F-79) led Chile with 22 points, while Veronica Ponce (-G), Javiera Novion (-87) and Paola Naranjo (-F/C-78) each chipped 14 points. Janeth Castillo (-70) scored the game-high 25 points for Venezuela.
In Group B, Argentina defeated Colombia 78-69. Veronica Soberon (177-G/F-77) led Argentina with 21 points. Yaneth Arias (188-F-82) was the best scorer for Colombia with 18 points.
In the other game of Group B, Paraguay defeated Bolivia 86-45. Local star Paola Ferrari (-G/F-85) scored game-high 34 points. Johana Ghiringhelli added 17 points. In a losing cause Yulinka Medrano had 22 points.

Day 1 Games:

Group A:
Brazil - Peru 104-38
Brazil: Erika 18, Santos 15, Garvao 14, Lopes 11
Peru: Maria Villanueva 11, Figueroa 8, Garrido 5, Ayala 5
Chile - Venezuela 90-85

Chile: Valentina Aragonese (-F-79) 22, Veronica Ponce (-G) 14, Javiera Novion (-87) 14, Paola Naranjo (-F/C-78) 14
Venezuela: Janeth Castillo (-70) 25, Villarroel 22, Blanco 13, Marquez 13

Group B:
Argentina - Colombia 78-69
Argentina: Veronica Soberon (177-G/F-77) 21, Nicolini 16, Vega 10, Rios 9
Colombia: Yaneth Arias (188-F-82) 18, Cabezas 17, Torres 11, Robledo 10
Paraguay - Bolivia 86-45
Paraguay: Paola Ferrari (-G/F-85) 34, Johana Ghiringhelli 17, Barrail 8
Bolivia: Yulinka Medrano 22, Zarate 6, Vaca 5

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