April 12, 2024

Uganda Qualifies For FIBA Africa U-18 Championship

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The Junior Gazelles will represent Uganda at the FIBA Africa U-18 Championship in Madagascar.


Tanzania 43 – 63 Uganda

Uganda’s U-18 Girls Basketball team, the Junior Gazelles, eased past Tanzania to win 2022 FIBA Afrobasket Zone V Qualifiers.

The Junior Gazelles will represent Uganda in the FIBA Africa U-18 Championship slated for August in Madagascar.

The U-18 Gazelles took the lead at half time with 32 points against Tanzania’s 30. The girls held on until the last quarter to beat Tanzania 63-43 to book their place in the FIBA Africa U-18 Championship in Madagascar which will kick off in August.

The Journey

The Junior Gazelles tipped off their tournament with a win against Rwanda. They led at half time with 24 points before dominating the remaining quarters to lead Rwanda by 21 points in a game that ended 71-50 in favor of Uganda.

Shilah Lumunu scored a double with 14 points, 14 rebounds and 7 assists.

The U-18 FIBA Afrobasket Zone V Preliminaries Tipped off on Monday 13 June 2022 at the Lugogo Indoor stadium.

Individual Awards

Sylvia Nantongo

Top scorer of the tournament

MVP of the tournament

Competition stats Average:
4 games, 29:48 minutes, 10.3 points, 9.0 Rebounds, 1.3 assists.

FIBA Afrobasket Zone V Qualifiers (Boy’s category)

Tanzania 43 – 84 Rwanda

Rwanda stretched Tanzania U-18 side to win the boys final game 84 – 43. Rwanda boys qualify to the FIBA Africa U-18 Championship.

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