Uganda national basketball silverbacks shook off the opener rust against Senegal to win against Cameroon 80 – 66 this afternoon at the afrobasket championships in Kigali.
Uganda had been 0-7 in three prior trips in play at the African Basketball Championship recorded their first victory at the championship this afternoon.
Arthur Kaluma started the offensive scoring the game’s first basket and assisted the second basket to help Uganda to an early 6-0 lead as the Silverbacks never trailed.
San Diego Aztecs state guard Adam Seiko scored 18 of his 20 points in the first three quarters on 6-of-9 shooting on his second which comes after a star performance against Senegal where he dropped 12 points.
Toronto raptors newly signed forward scored 9 points, 12 rebounds, and 11 assists missing out on a triple-double against Cameroon.
Ranked No. 90 Uganda led 27-22 after one quarter and 44-33 at the intermission against No. 63 Cameroon.
Uganda extended its margin to 62-47 after three quarters and maintained a double-digit lead throughout the fourth quarter to close out its first win ever at AfroBasket.
The win against Cameroon gives the silverback hope of progression to the knockouts stages after a shaky start against Senegal.
Uganda is scheduled to return to the floor on Sunday when it takes on South Sudan in a game that will air on Sanyuka TV and Luo TV.
South Sudan is No. 94 in the FIBA World Rankings. Today’s win also assures that Uganda will be one of 12 teams to reach knockout play, which begins Monday.