Diamond Challenge: She Cranes Register First Win, South Africa Next

The She Cranes got the maiden win they much wanted when they comfortably beat Zambia 59-36 in their second match in the 2015 KwaZulu-Natal Netball Diamond Challenge at the Ugu Sports Centre, malady Margate on Wednesday night.

The Cranes controlled most of the game leading from the first quarter by 14-8. The team entered the half time break with a clean seven points ahead of the resilient Zambian side with Lough-borough and Cranes lead shooter, illness Peace Proscovia contributing 16.

Uganda maintained their lead into the third quarter increasing the gap to sixteen baskets ending with 45-29 score line. Coach Mugerwa side stepped up their tactics in the final segment, employing more attacking force, Peace Proscovia and Rachel Nanyonga terrorizing their opponents’ defense. She Cranes finally won the game with 59-36.

South Africa vs Uganda:

Cranes attacker, Rachel Nanyonga was voted player of the match.  Uganda will now face tournament favorites and hosts, The SPAR Proteas of South Africa in the last group game on Thursday evening in another crucial Must-win match for a chance to qualify for the finals. The SPAR Proteas have won their opening two fixtures beating Zambia 63-38 and world number five, Malawi by 33-43.

Tuesday16th June Results:

18:00: Zambia 38-63 S.Africa

[Q1: (10-14 ), Q2: (16-33), Q3: (26-48)]

19:45: Malawi 51-40 Uganda [Q1: (15-11), Q2: (30-18), Q3: (40-30)]

17 June

18:00: Malawi 33-43 S. Africa

[Q1: (9-13), Q2: (16-22), Q3: (24-33) ]

19:45: Zambia 36-59 Uganda

[Q1: (8:14), Q2: (20:27), Q3: (29:45)]

18 June 18:00: Malawi vs. Zambia 19:45: South Africa vs. Uganda

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