31 January 2011

UGANDA : Team Uganda beats Select side in trials

Friday results
Uganda 78-67 Select
Select 31-63 Uganda

Team Uganda seems to be going from strength as they improved their shooting percentage in a trial game against a Select side on Friday night ahead of the Fiba Africa Zone V Nations Championship in Kigali, Rwanda from February 7-12.

The men’s side survived a barrage from Warriors guard Ronnie Kasewu, who had 19 points and four assists, to pass their latest test 78-67.
Kasewu pulled of the national team due to an ankle injury earlier this month but looked to have recovered fully though will not be considered for selection.

Coming off a 72-60 victory over UCU Canons when they shot 17 of 25 from the field and 10 of 23 from downtown, coach Gad Eteu’s side improved to making 25 of 33 and four of eight respectively.

Shooting emphasis
Eteu went on to stress the importance of the week coming ahead. “They gave us a very good challenge. We depended a lot on lay ups and lots of transitional basketball which many of my players do with their respective clubs.”

Adding; “The remaining will be spent trying to shoot as much as we can. Some attention will also be paid to mental preparation since our next game might come in the tournament itself.”

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