The 2020 Fresh Diary Games “Ball games” Wakiso District Qualifiers officially kicked off on Thursday afternoon as St Mary’s Kitende, Buddo SS and St Noa Girls all shinned in Girls’ Basketball at Buddo SS.
Wakiso district and East African reigning Basketball Champions, St Noa Girls Secondary School-Zzana registered two opening day wins against Hope Bira (38-25) and St Peter’s Nalya (40-2).
Mary Najjuma, Generous Grant and Nakato were inspirational as the basketball Giants went off the mark on the first day.
In the other qualifiers, Firdausi Namulema and Mary Amayo were heroines as St Mary’s Kitende (SMAK) registered three consecutive wins.
St Mary’s Kitende walloped Gayaza High School 64-20 before an out-washing Mbogo Mixed Secondary School with a 77-10 win in the second game.
The big spenders later topped their stunning first day impressive performance with a 41-12 victory over Exodus College consolidating the group B summit.
Also, favourites Buddo SS condemned neighbours, Trinity College Nabbingo 51-1, before a 49-4 victory over St. Peter’s Nalya as Diana Etaru and Namwenge Benedetti emerged as outstanding performers.
Elsewhere, Exodus College School bounced back with a 39-9 win over Kings College Buddo despite losing their opening fixture to SMAK. Mbogo Mixed School’s managed a 20-2 victory against Kisubi Mapeera in her last fixture.
Ten schools feature in the Wakiso District Basketball qualifiers, pitted in two groups A and B each comprising of five teams.
The Semifinal and final stages will be held at Wakisha Resource Center in Wakiso.
The top five ranked schools will automatically qualify for this year’s National Championship slated for 1st – 10th May, 2020 at St Joseph College Layibi and Sacred Heart in Gulu.
Basketball is among the seven sports disciplines featured in, during the Nationals alongside football, Rugby, Hockey, Badminton, Table Tennis and Netball by both gender.
Selected Day One Results
- St. Noa Girls School-Zana 40-2 St. Peter’s Nalya
- Exodus College 39-9 Kings College Buddo
- St. Mary’s Kitende 77-10 Mbogo Mixed School
- St. Mary’s Kitende 64-20 Gayaza High
- St. Noa Girls School-Zana 38-25 Hope Bira
- Buddo SS 51-1 Trinity College Nabbingo
- Buddo SS 49-4 St. Peter’s Nalya
- Mbogo Mixed 20-2 Kisubi Mapeera
- St. Mary’s Kitende 42-12 Exodus