D’Tigress Through To Afrobasket Quarter-Final

The Nigerian national women basketball team, D’Tigress, secured a third win at the ongoing 2017 FIBA AfroBasket in Bamako, Mali after defeating Egypt 106-72 points on Sunday.

The 2003 and 2005 champions who had begun their title chase with a 80-69 points victory over Mozambique on Friday, grabbed another win on Saturday defeating the Republic of Congo 84-47 points.

Nigeria have thus qualified for the quarterfinals of the tournament.

At the game on Sunday, the first quarter ended with 20-15 points in Nigeria’s favour. They went on to grab 30-14 points against the Egyptians in the second quarters, as the first half ended with 50-29 points.

In the third quarter, the Egyptians battled but only managed to trail 29-20 points and also fell short in the last quarter with 27-23 points, as the D’Tigress showed complete dominance in the game.

D’Tigress will now continue their chase for a ticket to the 2018 FIBA Women’s World Cup as they hope to advance through the quarters, semis and land in the final.

The two finalists in the AfroBasket tournament will represent the continent at the World Cup in Spain.

Nigeria are firmly on top of Group B with six points but still have to play against Guinea and reigning champions Senegal.