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FIBA Africa U16: Gazelles defeat Tanzania to get off to flyer

FIBA Africa U16 Championship

Tanzania 39-58 Uganda

Tuesday, 11-06-2019

Kigali, Wanda

KIGALI – The Uganda Gallezes U16 national team got off to a brilliant start at the on-going FIBA Africa U16 Championships in Rwanda.

The Junior Gazelles were on hand to defeat Tanzania 58-39 in Kigali.

Shilla Lamunu led the way in terms of scoring, posting a game-high 19 points on the day.

Uganda took the opening quarter 18-09 and always looked to be in control of proceedings.

The second was however more competitive and saw Uganda fall 11-15 and go into the break with just a 4 point lead.

It was in the third that Roger Sserunyigo’s side took the initiative as they won the quarter 16-2.

In the end, the Gazelles won the game 58-39.

Mariam Najjuma (12 points, 24 rebounds), Regina Ajuma (14 points, 21 rebounds) notched double-doubles for team Uganda.

This is Uganda’s first victory in the competition while Tanzania have now won one and lost the other of their first two games.

In their opening game, Tanzania defeated hosts-Rwanda 74-63.

The Gazelles return to action on Tuesday against Rwanda while Uganda’s other team, the Silverbacks take on Rwanda in their first game.

Fixtures

Girls: Uganda Vs Rwanda – 5pm
Boys: Rwanda Vs Uganda – 7pm

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