U18 Afrobasket: Junior Gazelles Fall To Angola

Wednesday, August 10
•Algeria 44-98 Egypt
•Tanzania 58-61 Madagascar
•Uganda 44-57 Angola
•Guinea 37-117 Mali


Uganda’s surge at the 2022 FIBA U18 Africa Women’s Championship came to an end with a 44-57 quarterfinal loss to Angola.

Uganda will rue a 5-24 loss in the second quarter, and bundles out despite winning the other three quarters!

The Girls were 15-12 up after the first quarter before going cold in the second to trail by 16 points at halftime.

The Junior Gazelles won the second half 24-21 but the effort proved not enough as Uganda were stopped at the quarterfinals.

Mariam Namukwaya failed to impose authority on the game. FUBA photos

Sylvia Nantongo scored 12 points while Sarah Namale and Shilla Lamunu had 9 and 8 points respectively for Ali Mavita’s charges.

Arminda Sindalawa garnered 14 points for Angola in a winning effort to help her side set up a meeting with Mali while Egypt will face Madagascar in the other semifinal.

Uganda will shift focus to Placements where they meet Guinea who lost to Mali 117-37 as they start fight for 5-8 positions.

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