She Cranes Wing Defender Florence Nanyongo and Wing Attack Halima Nakacwa Credit: Courtesy
  • Wales 40-76 Uganda
[/media-credit] Uganda’s Wing Defender Florence Nanyongo and Wing Attack Halima Nakacwa Credit: Courtesy

Uganda She Cranes earned their second victory at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on Tuesday at the Gold Coast Convetion & Exhibition Centre.

The She Cranes overwhelmed Wales with speed and strength couple with short and long passing to a pin a 76-40 defeat to the Europeans.

Center Ruth Meme and Wing Attack Halima Nakacwa were too quick and smart for Kayra Jones and Suzy Drany as the Ugandan creators easily found the shooters Peace Proscovia and Rachael Nanyonga.

Proscovia and Nanyonga were dominant in the circle, forcing their defenders Kelly Morgan and Nia Jones into conceding several penalties.

Nakacwa turned over the ball after receiving the first center pass of the game but Goal Keeper Stella Nanfuka who was solid all game made an intercept and She Cranes regained possession that ended into the first goal of the game by skipper Proscovia.

From that point the She Cranes were dominant running to a 19-8 first quarter with Proscovia scoring 12.

Wales tried to rally back in the second half with three successive goals but the She  Cranes were quick to put ice on the come back and went into the halftime break with a 19 goal cushion.

Betty Kizza took over from Meme at the start of the second half while U21 graduate Joan Nampungu was also give a run for Florence Nanyonga in the fourth quarter.

Proscovia score 56 goals off 63 attempts while Rachael Nanyonga scored 20 off 24 and assisted 25 of Proscovi’s goals. Meme and Kakacwa assisted 18 and 19 goals respectively.

The win elevated Uganda to third place in Pool B with a 2-2 record and they take on Scotland on Wednesday, April 11 at 9:00am (EAT).

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

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