U18 Afrobasket Qualifiers: Junior Gazelles Pick Second Win

Wednesday, June 15
Girls: Uganda 64-36 Tanzania
Boys: Rwanda 73-57 Tanzania

Thursday, June 16
Girls: Tanzania Vs Rwanda – 4pm
Boys: Rwanda Vs Uganda – 7pm

Uganda’s U18 Girls basketball team, the Junior Gazelles, eased past Tanzania to record their second win from as many games at the ongoing 2022 FIBA Afrobasket Zone V Qualifiers.

The win was built on a strong second half that saw Ali Mavita’s charges limit Tanzania to just 4 and 6 points in the third and fourth quarter respectively.

Tanzania had matched Uganda in the opening exchanges, with the side trailing by just 6 points at halftime before they were blown away.

Immaculate Adongpiny was 6-for-12 to lead the way with 13 points and 7 rebounds.

Mariam Namukwaya had 12 points while Darlene Tashobya contributed 10 points on 2-for-3 shooting from the three-point range.

Patience Karungi in action. Viva Osuna photo

None of Tanzania players scored in double figures, with Nelious Mbugeni top scoring with 8 points while Pauline Mollel and Magreth Manawa Mhondo adding 6 points each.

It was a more improved and commanding performance for the Junior Gazelles from their 71-50 win over Rwanda on Tuesday.

They committed 29 turnovers, 10 lesser than they made in a 71-50 win over Rwanda.

And the Girls will fancy their chances to beat the two sides again – Rwanda (Friday) and Tanzania (Saturday) – to seal a ticket to the U18 FIBA Afrobasket.

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