Uganda win one and lose the other in their opening games at the 3*3 World Cup

first_imgUganda in action against Russia in their 22-8 loss (Photos by Agencies)FIBA 3*3 World Cup TournamentSaturday, 08-06-2018-1st Game: Russia 22-8 Uganda-2nd Game: Uganda 18-10 IranUganda won one and lost the other in opening two games at the ongoing FIBA 3*3 World Cup tournament in Philippines.In their first game of the morning, Team Uganda lost 22-8 to defending Champions Russia in a game that clearly showcased the difference in quality between the two sides.Uganda never looked a threat right from the start as the defending champions’ experience and teamwork came at the fore at the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, BulacanLiudmila Sapova scored a game high eight points for the victors.Jamila Nansikombi and Sarah Ageno collected a team high 3 points each for Uganda.Uganda in action against IranIn the second game, Uganda rallied to an18-10 victory against Iran – the defeat is the second for Iran who earlier lost to USA, 7-21.Ageno scored 7 points to add Zama’s 5. Ritah Imanishimwe and Claire Lamunu added 4 and 2 points in that order.Mozhgan Khodadadi scored 6 points for Iran.Team Uganda will return to action on Monday with two games: first up against USA before playing Andorra (who lost 7-21 to Russia in their opener).The top two teams in each group will advance to the next stage, as the rest will play the subsequent placement matches.Comments Tags: 3*3 World Cup 2018last_img