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D’Tigress in the semi-final of Afrobasket Championship

D’Tigress at the Afrobasket in Cameroon.

Defending champions Nigeria’s D’Tigeress have picked up one of the slots for the semi-final 2021 Afrobasket Championship.

Nigeria’s D’Tigeress  kept hopes of picking the title again beating Côte d’Ivoire 72-56 in a the quarterfinals match played today.

The Nigerian ladies who are taking the game one at a time, won the first two quarters 24-8, 19-13 going into the first half break with a 22 points lead.

They won the third quarter 16-14 but Côte d’Ivoire out-shoots Nigeria in the 4th quarter 21-14 to reduce the deficit to 16 points.

D’Tigress will on Friday face the winner between Mozambique and Senegal for a place in the final of the tournament holding in Cameroon.

Reporting by Christy Dashe; editing by Daniel Adejo.