FT: Uganda 74-38 Zambia

Making a first Indoor Netball World Cup appearance, the Uganda She Cranes started strongly, getting out to an early 22-10 first quarter lead and did not look back.

The She Cranes won the next three quarters 18-11, 15-9 and 19-8 to beat their Zambian counterparts 74-38 at Netball Central.

Prolific Goal Shooter and skipper Peace Proscovia led the way for She Cranes with 56 goals and a pair of assists. Goal Attack Racheal Nanyonga backed up Proscovia with 10 goals and 7 assists.

Wing Attack, Ruth Meme assisted 20 goals and made 2 interceptions while Center, Halima Nakacwa had 12 assists.

Goal Defender, Betty Namukasa and Goal Keeper, Florence Nanyonga did a great job at limiting Zambia’s shooters Diana Banda (GS) and Lucy Jere (GA) from getting the ball despite the pair connecting 33-of-35 attempts between them.  The Ugandan pair deflected 13 passes.

She Cranes coach, Rashid Mubiru made the first substitution in the fourth quarter with Stella Oyella coming on for Racheal Nanyonga and the Goal Attack contributed 8 goals to the cause. Alice Nanteza came on for Florence Nanyonga.

The She Cranes play Fiji next on Saturday.

Franklin Kaweru is the Editor in Chief of Kawowo Sports. He is an ardent basketball enthusiast.

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