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FIBA World Cup: D’Tigers beat Guinea 62-59

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D’’Tigers has recorded their second win at the ongoing FIBA Men’s Basketball World Cup qualifiers in Luanda, Angola on Saturday.

The team won Ivory Coast on Friday, before following it up with another win against Guinea; keeping its hopes high for the World cup.

D’Tigers defeated their fellow West Africans neighbours 62-59 points in a very cagey encounter at the Pavihao Multiusos de Luanda on Saturday, after being down at some point with 11 points in the final quarter.

The first quarter ended 13-13 but the Guineans took the second quarter 22-18 and went ahead to pick the third quarter 13-8.

D’Tigers turned the table in the fourth and final quarter 23-11 to secure the hard-fought win.

The victory means D’Tigers are third on the Group E log with 14 points, a point behind Ivory Coast’s 15 points and hosts Angola, who have 14 points.

Writing by Annabel Nwachukwu