Nigeria’s D’Tigress at the AfroBasket Women’s Championship. Photo credit BSN Sports.
Nigeria’s Senior Women National Basketball team, D’Tigress, have qualified for the quarter-final stage of the ongoing FIBA Women’s Championship.
D’Tigress Monday night recorded a massive 85-65 points victory over Angola in Yaounde, Cameroon, to seal their place in the last eight.
The Coach, Otis Hughley tutored side went into their final group game in a business-like manner; winning the first quarter 31-18
D’Tigress extended their lead with a 21-10 win in the second quarter, heading for the half-time break with a healthy 24 points advantage.
Though the Nigerian Ladies failed to keep the momentum in the third and fourth quarters, losing 15-19 and then drawing 18-18, they had done enough to claim a 20-point win over Angola.
D’Tigress won the group and will now face either one of Cote d’Ivoire or Guinea in the quarter-finals on Thursday.
Reporting by Christy Dashe; editing by Tina Oyinsan