FIBA 3*3 World Cup Tournament
-1st Game: Russia 22-8 Uganda
-2nd Game: Uganda 18-10 Iran
Uganda won one and lost the other in opening two games at the ongoing FIBA 3*3 World Cup tournament in Philippines.
In their first game of the morning, Team Uganda lost 22-8 to defending Champions Russia in a game that clearly showcased the difference in quality between the two sides.
Uganda never looked a threat right from the start as the defending champions’ experience and teamwork came at the fore at the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan
Liudmila Sapova scored a game high eight points for the victors.
Jamila Nansikombi and Sarah Ageno collected a team high 3 points each for Uganda.
In the second game, Uganda rallied to an18-10 victory against Iran – the defeat is the second for Iran who earlier lost to USA, 7-21.
Ageno scored 7 points to add Zama’s 5. Ritah Imanishimwe and Claire Lamunu added 4 and 2 points in that order.
Mozhgan Khodadadi scored 6 points for Iran.
Team Uganda will return to action on Monday with two games: first up against USA before playing Andorra (who lost 7-21 to Russia in their opener).
The top two teams in each group will advance to the next stage, as the rest will play the subsequent placement matches.