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FIBA 3*3 World Cup: Mixed Emotions As Uganda Gets off the Mark

Saturday, June 9
1st Game: Russia 22-8 Uganda
2nd Game: Uganda 18-10 Iran

Uganda got off the mark with a win and a loss in the ongoing FIBA 3*3 World Cup tournament in Philippines.

In their first game of the morning, Team Uganda lost 22-8 to defending Champions Russia in a game played at the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan on Friday Morning.

Imanishimwe (down in white) fighting for the ball. FIBA

Uganda never looked a threat right from the start as the defending champions’ experience and teamwork came at the fore.

Liudmila Sapova scored a game high eight points for the victors.

Jamila Nansikombi and Sarah Ageno collected 3 points each for Uganda.

In the second game, Uganda rallied to a 18-10 victory against Iran – the defeat is the second for Iran who earlier lost to USA, 7-21.

Zama (9). FIBA

Ageno scored 7 points to add Zama’s 5. Ritah Imanishimwe and Claire Lamunu added 4 and 2 points in that order.

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Mozhgan Khodadadi scored 6 points for Iran.

Team Uganda will return to action on Monday with two games: first up against USA before playing Andorra (who lost 7-21 to Russia in their opener).

The top two teams in each group will advance to the next stage, as the rest will play the subsequent placement matches.

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