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Uganda Lose Ground in Fiba Afrobasket

Saturday, September 9

Uganda 54-57 C entral Africa Republic

Sunday, September 10

Morocco vs Uganda

Uganda’s Men Basketball team, the Silverbacks, have so far failed to impress in the ongoing 2017 FIBA AfroBasket tournament with back to back defeats.

The Silverbacks lost 54-57 to Central Africa Republic, a defeat that comes after the team have lost their opening game 94-98 against Angola in overtime.

Uganda who is now under coach, George Dean Galanapoulos lost the first quarter by 12-18 but the boys managed to come back with a bang, scoring 16 points as they reduced the gap to only 2 points as the score ended 28-30 going into the break.

In the 3rd quarter, the Silverbacks scored 13 points to CAR’s 13 as they closed down the gap to tie the score 41-41.

Central Africa Republic retaliated back in the last 10 minutes to score 16 points, limiting the Silverbacks to 13 points to record a hard fought triumph.

CAR’s Max Kouguere led the scoring charts with a double double of 16 points and 10 rebounds, Uganda’s Opong Robinson scored 15 points.

Uganda’s Adarius Pegues grabbed 6 rebounds on the day.

Uganda will now face off with Morocco on Sunday.

Other Results on Matchday two

Morocco 60-53 Angola

Cameroon 96-54 Guinea

Ivory Coast 60-81 DR Congo

Rwanda 60-78 Tunisia

Egypt 52-87 Senegal

Mali 67-90 Nigeria

Uganda’s team used

Syrus Kiviiri, Jimmy Enabu, Robinson Opongo, James Okello, Ben Komaketch, Jonathan Egau, Jonah Otim, Samuel Kalwanyi, Stephen Omony, Adarius Pegues, Joseph Ikong, Stanley Ocitti.

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