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FIBA U18 Championship: Uganda Bows Out After Defeat to Tunisia

Uganda was kicked of the tourney with only one win

By: Joel Muyita

Uganda’s hopes of qualifying for the quarter final phase at the ongoing FIBA Africa U18 championship hit a dead end after a defeat to Tunisia on Wednesday at the Amahoro indoor national stadium in Kigali, pharm http://companyimpact.com/joslondon/wp-includes/cron.php Rwanda.

On Tuesday, abortion http://coloradofinearts.org/wp-includes/rss-functions.php Uganda overcame Benin 83-57 to gain first victory and needed to replicate the same against the North Africans to seal the final qualifying slot in group B.

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The team took to an impressive start leading the first quarter 21-20 before Tunisia came lively in the second quarter and by the end of the first half, http://centerpasutri.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-ms-sites-list-table.php Uganda was trailing 39-43.

However, a run of turnovers in the fourth quarter cost Uganda and the North Africans held on to win 89-73 to book a berth into the last eight.

Matthew Ochieng put finished with a game high 25 points and 7 rebounds while Mohammed Rassil scored 23 points for Egypt and Mohammed Selmi added 19 points.

In the other group B games played, Angola defeated Egypt 86-65 to finish the group stage unbeaten. Bruno Fernandes had a double for Angola with 26 points and 10 rebounds. DR Congo eased past Benin winning 120-65 with Congolese shooting guard Jospin Kalule scoring a game high 32 points.

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