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Uganda Records First Win At U18 Basketball Championship

By: Joel Muyita

Uganda trounced Benin to record the first win at FIBA Africa U18 basketball championship currently taking place in Kigali, information pills Rwanda.

After losing their first three games to Egypt, more about DR Congo and Angola, the Nick Natuhereza coached side sought redemption with a comprehensive 83-53 win over Western African side Benin to make it 1-3.

Shooting guard Ivan Muhwezi put up a stellar performance scoring 16 points which was a game high while  Elvis Ssentongo and Matthew Ochieg contributed 14 points apiece to guide Uganda past Benin.

In the other group B games played, Egypt who already qualified for the quarter final stage cruised past Tunisia 73-53 while debutants DR Congo qualified into the last eight despite losing 83-75 to Angola who also booked their berth into the quarters.

With Egypt, Angola and DR Congo confirming progress to the next level, it means there is one slot left to fight for between Zimbabwe, Tunisia and Uganda to complete the four teams that must qualify from Group B.

Uganda still has to play against Zimbabwe and Tunisia.

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