Playing at their first Indoor Netball World Cup but second overall, Uganda She Cranes recorded their best ever finish having ranked eighth of the sixteen teams that took part.

The She Cranes faced Wales on Sunday morning in the battle for the seventh place and lost 64-41 to finish eighth. The two countries were pooled together in the preliminaries and Wales edged the close contest 49-47 and Uganda did not make amends in the playoff clash.

She Cranes skipper Peace Proscovia  had wonderful execution in the circle – scoring 31 goals from 34 attempts to total up to 243 goals for the tournament which was good enough for fifth top scorer.

As it was in the preliminary round duel, the opening quarter saw two-way traffic with perfect shooting from both teams’ goal shooters but Wales took the period with a four-goal advantage.

The second quarter saw Uganda’s opponents let lose with Lewis and Georgia Rowe dominating the offensive circle and did not look back.

Meanwhile, top ranked Australia retained their title they won four years ago after edging rivals New Zealand 58-55 in a thrilling final at the Allphones Arena.

England took third place after beating Jamaica’s Sunshine Girls 66-44 while South Africa took fifth place after edging African rivals Malawi

Final Ranking (Top 8)

1.    Australia
2.    New Zealand
3.    England
4.    Jamaica
5.    South Africa
6.    Malawi
7.    Wales
8.    Uganda

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

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