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Uganda defeats Rwanda, qualify for 2017 Afrobasket - Mar 18, 2017


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A'Darius
Pegues
Uganda national men's basketball team, the Silverbacks, will play at the 2017 Afrobasket, come August in Congo Brazzaville. The Silverbacks defeated Rwanda 77-64 on Friday night in the semifinal of the Zone V qualifiers in Cairo, Egypt to return to the continental showpiece for a second time running. After a slow start on both ends of the floor, the Ugandans recovered midway through the opening quarter and put on a 15-0 run to close the frame up 24-15. With the Silverbacks down 15-9 with 5:07 to play in the first quarter, A'Darius Pegues (208-F-89, college: Campbellsville) connected two from the line, Stephen Omony (198-G/F-79) followed from deep and then went for lay up to put his team in front. From that point, the Silverbacks did not trail. Rwanda played catch up the rest of the way. They tied the game thrice in the second quarter at 24, 26 and 28 but Uganda eventually pulled away. A'Darius Pegues led the way for Silverbacks with 20 points and 9 rebounds. Stanley Ocitti (203-F/C-80, college: Binghamton) contributed 16 points, Omonyi had 15 and 5 steals while Joseph Ikong (193-F/G) netted 16. Kami Kabangu (203-C-84) scored team high 18 points in a losing effort and so were Kenneth Gasana's 17 points. The Silverbacks await the winner between hosts Egypt and Burundi in final of the tournament that will be played on Saturday. kawowo.com   




Hamza
Ruhezamihigo
ZONE V: City Oilers Defeat Rwanda's Patriots to Defend Crown - 11 days ago
Uganda's Basketball Club City Oilers successfully defended their Zone V Basketball Cup, a title they had won last year in Tanzania. Oilers reached this fate with an enormous victory that saw them defeat Rwanda's Patriots 86-59 in a final played at a sold out MTN Indoor Arena in Lugogo. Jordin Mayers was the starman of the day, putting up 16 points before the long break an adding on other 5 points in the following quarters to notch a game high tally of 21 points. Adarius Pegues who receive...   [read more]
FINAL: Uganda's City Oilers take on Rwanda's Patriots - 12 days ago
Pre-tournament favourites City Oilers of Uganda and Patriots from Rwanda will contest Saturday's final of the FIBA Africa Zone 5 Club Basketball Championships at Lugogo. Patriots silenced the partisan Ugandan crowd at Lugogo by snatching a place in the final at the expense of fancied Power, who failed to respond to a flying start by the visitors. The Patriots took an 18-10 quarter one lead, held on 35-32 at half time and when they stretched it to 57-48 in the 3rd quarter, the final place...   [read more]
Betway Power Book a Date With Kami Kabange's Patriots - 13 days ago
Arnold Lando's Power cruised to a routine 84-44 victory past Hawassa of Ethiopia in the Quarter final game played at the MTN Indoor Arena in Lugogo. Mickeal Makiadi (199-C/F-89) who played with an injury led the charges with 17 points, Paul Odong(G-91) scored 14, while Isaac Afidra and Michael Kojo scored 10 points apiece. The victory took the Betway-sponsored team to the Semifinals where they will face off with Patriots of Rwanda who knocked aside ABC in the Quarters. Betway Power who ar...   [read more]


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