The women's squad was led by Denise Parker of South Jordan, Utah, Jennifer O'Donnell of Farmington Hills, Mich., and Kitty Frazier of Cross Lanes, W. Va. They set a Pan Am record with 970 points, breaking the old mark by 80 points.
* Aruba edged Canada 9-8 before the U.S.-Cuba matchup. Then Netherlands Antilles defeated Mexico 6-4 and Puerto Rico took the Dominican Republic 6-1.
* Cuba started play in the men's quarterfinals with a 96-92 upset of Brazil in overtime. Brazil, the defending Pan Am Games gold medalist, did not lose a game in finishing atop its pool in qualifying play, while Cuba managed just one victory in finishing fourth in its five-team section.
Luciano Rivera of Cuba sent the game into overtime at 81-81 with a jumper just behind the three-point line at the buzzer. Cuba never trailed in the overtime.
Andres Gibert led Cuba with 24 points, while Rivera finished with 22. Paulo Villas led Brazil with 27 points.
The Bahamas beat Canada for ninth place, 75-62.
The rest of the quarterfinals will be played today.
* On the final night of gymnastics competition, Chelle Stack of Birmingham, Ala., took the gold medal in floor exercise, and Stephanie Woods of Austin, Texas, tied for the balance beam title with L. Gonzalez of Cuba.
Linda Parente of Brazil won the uneven bars and the vault. Silver on the bars went to Hillary Anderson of West Granby, Conn.. In the vault, Anne Woynerowski, Mountain Lakes, N.J., was second.
* In men's 58-kilogram, Clifton Sunada, of Colorado Springs, Colo., got the silver, finishing behind Luis Martinez of Puerto Rico.
Mabel Fonseca of Cuba won the women's 45 kilograms, with Cathy Lee, Colorado Springs, Colo., finishing second.
* American women won three of four gold medals on the final day of rowing. Liz Behrens of Palos Verdes, Calif., and Marci Porter of San Ramon, Calif., won the women's pairs. Cindy Ryder of Townsend, Mass., took the singles. The quadruple event went to Americans Betsy Kimmel, Santa Monica, Calif.; Karen Carpenter, Midland, Texas; Susan Tietjen, Eagan, Minn.; and Michelle Knox, Annapolis, Md.
The Canadian pair of Laurie Featherstone and Nori Doobenen won the lightweight pairs without cox, with the United States second.
Among the men, in the lightweight single sculls, Luis Garcia of Mexico got the gold. Cuba won the fours with cox and the Americans were second. The same thing happened in quadruple.
But the fours without cox went to the United States (Kane Larin, Newton, Conn.; Rob Canavan, Meriden, Conn.; Al Stefan, Broomall, Pa.; Chris Kerber, Collingswood, N.J.).
Cuba won the lightweight doubles and the eights with cox. The U.S. crews were third and second, respectively, in those events.
* The U.S. skeet shooting team set a world record in edging Cuba for the gold. Americans Mike Schmidt of Eagan, Minn., Bill Roy of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Dean Clark of Hendersonville, Tenn., registered 445 points, four more than the mark set by the Netherlands in 1989.
* Canada's women beat Cuba 1-0 to move into the gold medal game against the undefeated United States. The Cubans got the bronze, then the United States had no trouble beating Canada for the gold, 14-1.
The Americans scored 11 runs in the first inning and Lisa Fernandez threw a one-hitter.
The U.S. men got a no-hitter from Alan Rebling of Fairfield, Iowa, their third of the Games. The men won 2-0 to improve to 9-1.
In men's action, Cuba shocked previously unbeaten Canada 2-0, and Panama took the Dominican Republic 9-7, Mexico romped over Aruba 11-2 and Argentina edged the Netherlands Antilles 4-3.
* Insook Bhushan of Aurora, Colo., and Diana Gee of Dallas defeated Lily Hugh, Cocoa, Fla., and Li Ai, Colorado Springs, Colo., 17-20, 24-22, 21-16, for the women's doubles championship. Hugh and Ai got the silver.
In men's play, H. Hoyama and C. Kano of Brazil captured the gold.
* Pam Shriver, as expected, won the women's singles title, beating Joelle Schad of the Dominican Republic, 6-2, 6-0. But Luis Herrera of Mexico beat Dave DiLucia of Norristown, Pa., for the men's crown, 6-3, 6-1.
When Shriver and DiLucia won mixed doubles, Shriver had three
* American men and women were losers. Brazil routed the U.S. men 15-8, 15-4, 15-3. The women were beaten by Cuba 14-16, 15-8, 15-2, 15-4.
Argentina's men swept Puerto Rico 15-7, 15-9, 15-10, then its women swept Canada 15-7, 15-9, 15-10. Cuba's men routed Canada 15-2, 15-8, 15-7, and Peru's women edged Brazil 13-15, 16-14, 9-15, 15-11, 15-12.
* Brazil downed Mexico 13-9 to finish second in Group A behind the United States. Cuba then whipped Puerto Rico 23-3 and finished 3-0 in Group B.
* Eight Americans advanced to the freestyle gold medal round, to be held tonight. Four-time world champion John Smith of Stillwater, Okla., edged Cuba's Lazaro Reinoso, who beat him last year, 1-0 at 136 1/2 pounds.
Townsend Saunders of Tempe, Ariz., won twice at 149 1/2 pounds. Brad Penrith of Phoenix won at 125 1/2 pounds; Kenny Monday of Stillwater at 163 pounds; Kevin Jackson of Ames, Iowa, at 180 1/2 pounds; Chris Campbell of Fayetteville, N.Y., at 198 pounds; Mark Coleman of Columbus, Ohio, at 220 pounds; and superheavyweight Bruce Baumgartner of Cambridge Springs, Pa., also made the finals.
Tim Vanni of Phoenix and Zeke Jones of Bloomsburg, Pa., will go for bronze medals.