She Cranes Lose Second Game in Diamond Challenge

The She Cranes endured their second consecutive defeat as they went down 59-27 to the defending champions South Africa’s SPAR Proteas in the Diamond challenge at the University of Kwazulu Natal West ville Durban campus on Monday.

The Ugandans had been beaten 55-50 on Sunday in the opening game against South Africa’s second string team named the President XII.

South Africa managed to score a dozen goals in the first and second quarters as their opponents struggled to get a two figure in any of the quarters on Monday night.

The first quarter ended 12-8 and was followed by a near identical 12-7 margin in the second to put the Proteas 24-15 as at halftime.

She Cranes worst performance was after the half time break coming back with a paltry five goals with the hosts tripling the figure to set up a 21 point gap into the last part of the game.

Proteas reenergized in the last quarter hitting the days highest score in a single segment to end 59-27.

In the other game, pills President’s XII overpowered Zimbabwe 57-32 to record their second win. The two South African teams clash in Tuesday to decide the winner while Uganda and Zimbabwe struggle for the third place.

SPAR Proteas Team: C: Burger. E, information pills GA: Stoltz, WD: Mthembu, GD: Mostert, GK: Maweni, WA:  Msomi, GS: Lenize.


Reserves: Burger.S, Du Toit, Lubbe, Rossouw, Vimbela
Coach: Norma Plummer

Uganda Team: C: Meeme, GA: Nanyonga.R, WD: Nanyonga.F, GD: Nanteza, WA: Nakacwa, GS: Oyella, GK: Soigi,

Reserves:  Akello, Eyaru, Nambi, Nakiwa, Namirembe
Coach: Rashid Mubiru

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