Nigeria’s female basketball team, D’Tigress have been knocked out of the FIBA Women’s World Cup by defending champions USA.
The match ended 71-40 in favour of the world number one team in female basketball.
The Nigerian ladies started very brightly in the first quarter taking an 8 point lead to as they won 17-9.
The champions turned things around in the second quarter, amassing 18 points to Nigeria’s 6 to end the half in front 27-23.
The Nigerians were a bit more competition in the third quarter, finishing with 12 points, although the Americans scored 19 points to extend their lead 46-35.
In the final quarter, things went south for D’Tigress as they scored their lowest points in the game while the Americans improved in their display. The match finished 71-40 to end the Impressive run by the Nigerians.
Although they lost, Nigerians can only be proud of the ladies who became the first African team to reach the quarter finals.