YAOUNDE (AfroBasket Women 2015) - Uganda won their first-ever game in AfroBasket Women competition, beating South Africa 55-43 on Monday in Yaounde, Cameroon.
Judith Nansobya made 3 of her 5 three-point attempts as Uganda improved their AfroBasket Women 2015 Group A record to 1-3, while South Africa remained winless in four games.
Stats Don't Lie: For the fourth consecutive time, South Africa struggled with ball handling, turning the ball over 31 times. And to make matters worse for Kimathi Toboti's team their bench contributed only 6 points against Uganda's 30.
Game Hero: Uganda's Peace Proscovia came off the bench, sparking the Eastern Africans with 11 points and a game-high 12 rebounds.
Bottom Line: It was Uganda's first-ever win in the tournament history, which relegates South Africa to bottom of Group A. The result could have gone either way, but Timothy Odeke's team played cleverly enough, keeping a superb opportunity to make history.
Eventually, South Africa Sophy Ngobeny told FIBA.com: "We didn't convert our shots in the second quarter, and that's when we started losing control of the game. By the time we tried to comeback we run out of time."