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Diamond Challenge: She Cranes Loose Opener to Malawi Queens

She Cranes and Malawi Queens at the Diamond Challenge

The She Cranes displayed a below par performance on Tuesday evening at their 2015 diamond league opener against Malawi at the UGU Sports Centre in Margate, web Kwa Zulu Natal (KZN) arena.

Overwhelmed by their opponents’ physical and body-checking style of play, store the Ugandans lost in all quarters with the Malawi Queens dominating both  the first and second quarters thus winning 15-11 and 30-18 margins.

However, there in the third quarter She Cranes captain and shooter Peace Proscovia pulled up her game making 20 baskets though her efforts were not enough as Malawi came back to win 40-30.
At the End of the game, Malawi Queens won with 51-40 for the Cranes.
Peace Proscovia nonetheless earned the best player of the match accolade.

Uganda will now face Zambia in a ‘must-win’ clash if they are to play in the finals and eventually scoop the overall prize.

Zambia also lost their opener with South Africa by 38-63. The top two teams will face off in the finals as the other two contest for a third place. All the four teams are using the tourney to prepare for 2015 world cup.

Uganda Team:

Peace Proscovia (cpt), Nakabuye Haddija, Ayera Stella, Nakachwa Halima, Apako Harriet, Achan Jesca, Namukasa Betty, Ajio Lillian, Nanyonga Florence, Nanteza Sempala Alice, Abalo enid, Soigi Martha

Tuesday 16th June Results:
18:00:  Zambia 38-63 S.Africa
[Q1:  (10-14 ), Q2: (16-33), Q3: (26-48)]

19:45: Malawi 51-40 Uganda
[Q1: (15-11), Q2: (30-18), Q3: (40-30)]

17 June
18:00: Malawi vs. South Africa
19:45: Zambia vs. Uganda

18 June
18:00: Malawi vs. Zambia
19:45: South Africa vs. Uganda


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