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She Pearls Dispatch Malaysia to Start on a High

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She Pearls players joined by fans after defeating Malaysia on Sunday

U21 Netball World Youth Cup 2017

Uganda 82-21 Malaysia

The Uganda U21 put up a brilliant performance to ease past Malaysia in the Netball World Youth Cup.

The She Pearls threw off the tournament with a convincing 82-21 victory against Malaysia at Ditshupo hall in Gaborone, Botswana.

The team was brilliant right from the onset setting the pace with a 20-07 lead in the opening fifteen minutes.

The momentum continued in the second quarter with the She Pearls scoring 19 goals while limiting Malaysia to just 4.

By the end of the first half, Uganda led 39- 11 dispatching their opponents with relative ease.

Uganda became even more ruthless in the third period scoring 24 goals before sealing the victory with 19 more goals in the fourth and final set.

Uganda is in group C alongside hosts Botswana, Cooks Island, Malaysia and Jamaica.

Hosts Botswana won their second game on Sunday defeating Cooks Island.

They also won the opening game against Malaysia.

She Pearls return to court on Monday in a mouthwatering clash against hosts and current group leaders Botswana.

1st quarter

Uganda 20 – 7 Malaysia

2nd quarter

Uganda 39 – 11 Malaysia

3rd quarter

Uganda 63 – 16 Malaysia

4th quarter

Uganda 82 – 21 Malaysia

She Pearls starting XI

Joan Nampungu, Sharifah Nalunkuma, Fauzia,  Nakibuule Shaffie, Nalwanja, Irene Eyaru, Betty Kizza, Joyce Nakibuule

Monday fixtures

Scotland vs Newzealand

Barbados vs Australia

Zimbabwe vs Singapore

Botswana vs Uganda

Jamaica vs Malaysia

Trinidad vs England

Grenada vs Wales

Northern Ireland vs Samoa

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