Uganda off to mixed start in 3*3 World Cup

first_imgJamila Nansikombi (9) throws down a layup against Romania on Thursday afternoonFIBA 3*3 World Cup 2018Xi’an, ChinaThursday, 04-10-2018-Uganda 17-11 Romania-Hungary 14-08 UgandaThe Uganda Women’s 3*3 national team got off to a mixed start at the FIBA World Cup in Xi’an, China.Uganda was in action on the second day (Thursday) of the games, first defeating Romania 17-11 in the early tip-off.JKL Dolphins forward Akello was the top contributor with 8 points, Nansikombi scored 3, Asinde the youngest player on the team scored 3 points while Imanishimwe scored a point.In their second game of the day, the Ugandans took on a tougher and high-ranked Hungary. Uganda lost the game 14-8.Asinde top-scored for Uganda with 3 points, Imanishimwe and Nansikombi who missed many from two-point range contributed 2 points each while Akello scored just a single point.Uganda returns to action on Saturday, October 6 to complete their pool schedule with matches against German and hosts China.The FIBA 3×3 World Cup is the largest tournament for 3*3 basketball organized by FIBA to help make basketball a more versatile sport.About the 3*3 World Cup:The debut of the tournament then named as the FIBA 3×3 World Championship was held in August 2012 in Athens, Greece.The current champions are Serbia in the men’s division and Italy in the women’s division.There are two events in the tournament; one for men and another for women. Each team has 4 players (3 on court, 1 bench).In the first edition, there was a mixed event where each team composed of 2 men and 2 women. The match is played on a half court and every rule applies as well as a 12-second shot clock and clearance needed on a new possession. 3*3 basketball received Olympic status in 2017.Saturday Fixtures-October 6: German vs. Uganda-October 6: Uganda vs. ChinaComments Tags: 3*3 World Cup 2018toplast_img read more