She Cranes Beat Proteas U21 To Register Second Win At SPAR Challenge Tri-Nations

Uganda 59-44 SAU21
South Africa 66-31 Namibia

Uganda registered their second win at the ongoing SPAR Challenge Tri-Nation Netball series at Cape Town after beating Baby Proteas 59-45.

The Cranes started on the back foot trailing 2-0 at the expense of Oyella’s shooting inaccuracy who started in GS position.

However they broke to level matters and it became a toe-to-toe quarter with both side breaking each other but the Baby Proteas found a way through to get the final break at the cost of poor passing from Sarah Nakiyunga and win the first 14-12.

In the second quarter, She Cranes turned the proceedings around with the introduction of Ayaru and switching Oyella back to Centre.

After the twitch, Uganda took the second to go into the break leading 32-23.

Before the midway of third quarter, Cranes had stretched their lead to 15 goals but from the many turnovers, the Baby Proteas managed to reduce the deficit to 9 and end the quarter 44-35.

Uganda showed their class in the final quarter capitalizing on turnovers, rebound and interceptions to win the game with a 14 goal margin at 59-45.

She Cranes Goal attacker Irene Eyaru was voted player of the match following her high conversion rate and brilliant interceptions in the middle of the court.

The she Cranes return to action on Sunday with two matches against Namibia and South Africa.

Scores breakdown

Q1. Uganda 12-14 SAU21
HT. Uganda 32-23 SAU21
Q3. Uganda 44-35 SAU21
FT. Uganda 59-45 SAU21

How both teams started


GS Shadiah Nassanga Ssegujja, GA Stella Oyella (C), WA Florence Adunia, C Sarah Nakiyunga, WD Nassim Mutesi, GD Joan Nampungu, GK Tausi Mumena Issa

South Africa U21

GS Elmere Van Der Berg, GA Rolene Streutker, WA Lucy Strydom, C Kailah Ferreira, WD Refiloe Nketsa, GD Boitumelo Mahloko, GK Sinethemba Maseko.

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