Nigeria’s D’Tigers Lose Afrobasket Title To Tunisia

Nigeria’s D’Tigers lost their AfroBasket title to hosts Tunisia this evening with a 65-77 loss. D’Tigers started the game well finishing the first quarter with a 14-8 lead but the Tunisians turned on the heat in the second quarter winning it 17-10 to go into half time 25-24. The crowd by this time was already…”
'Layinka Ishola
September 16, 2017 9:40 pm

Nigeria’s D’Tigers lost their AfroBasket title to hosts Tunisia this evening with a 65-77 loss. D’Tigers started the game well finishing the first quarter with a 14-8 lead but the Tunisians turned on the heat in the second quarter winning it 17-10 to go into half time 25-24.

The crowd by this time was already behind their team who responded brilliantly in the third quarter winning it 27-16 with a 52-40 score in the game at that point.

Nigeria tried to rally in the fourth quarter but Tunisia were not to be denied and they rounded off the game with a 25-25 performance to finish the game with a 77-65 victory that gives them their 2nd AfroBasket championship.

Senegal claimed 3rd place with a 73-62  victory over Morocco

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