The Argentinians, managed by Eduardo Pinto, are without a host of players going into Monday night's first match.
Alejandra Chesta has ruled herself out with personal issues, while Carolina Sanchez and Cecilia Lineira will play no part because the Argentinian
Basketball Confederation has not agreed terms with their agents. Gisela Vega has already declared herself unavailable.
Chile, meanwhile, are at full strength.
Chile: Massiel Mondaca, Fabiola Pardo, Catalina de la Quintana, Claudia Schobitz, Carolin Aguila, Javiera Novion, Rafaela Galaz, Romina Valenzuela, Valentina Aragonese, Tatiana Gomez, Claudia Leiva, Mariela Retamales.
Argentina: Laura Nicolini, Valentina Maggi, Sandra Pavon, Marcela Paoletta, Paula Gatti, Marina Cava, Celeste Cabanez, Florencia Fernandez, Alejandra Fernandez, Anastasia Saenz, Constanza Landra.
photos Janos Schmidt