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Junior Gazelles; Uganda’s U18 Thrashed By Mali

The Junior gazelles recorded their second defeat to Mali

FIBA Africa U18 Women’s Championship
Uganda 19- 143 Mali

Uganda’s U18 women’s basketball succumbed to their second defeat at the ongoing FIBA Africa U18 women’s championship in Cairo, dosage Egypt after losing to defending champions Mali on Monday.

After losing their opening game 26-65 against Tunisia, about it the Junior Gazelles were seeking for an upset against reigning champions Mali in the second game in group B, viagra order but the West African side proved class washing out Uganda 143-19.

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Mali took to an impressive start sweeping through all the four quarters taking the first period 46-02 before claiming the second quarter 38-06.

After recess, Mali added 37 points in the third quarter while the Gazelles were limited to just two before the defending champions returned in the final quarter to complete the rout adding 22 points to Uganda’s 09 points.

Mali’s shooting guard Aminata Diakite scored a game high 21 points before Rokia Doumbia, Adama Coulibaliy and Salimatou Kourouma combined for 57 points.

Rita Salafina Driciru got a team high 12 points for Uganda who are making their first appearance at the tournament.

Junior Gazelles team

Patience Akankunda
Melissa Akullo
Joan Namatovu
Hajjara Najjuko
Aliya Naluyima
Rita Salafina Drisciru
Brenda Edith Ayere

Head Coach: Nick Natuhereza
Assistant coach: Martin Kelly
Leader of delegation: Grace Kwizera



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