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Nigeria’s D’Tigress Bow Out Of FIBA Women’s World Cup

Felix Egbomuche

Felix Egbomuche

Nigeria’s female basketball team, D’Tigress have been knocked out of the FIBA Women’s World Cup by defending champions USA.

Nigeria’s D’Tigress Bow Out Of FIBA Women’s World Cup

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.

Nigeria’s D’Tigress Bow Out Of FIBA Women’s World Cup
Nigeria’s D’Tigress Bow Out Of FIBA Women’s World Cup

The champions turned things around in the second quarter, amassing 18 points to Nigeria’s 6 to end the half in front 27-23.

Nigeria’s D’Tigress Bow Out Of FIBA Women’s World Cup

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.

Nigeria’s D’Tigress Bow Out Of FIBA Women’s World Cup
Nigeria’s D’Tigress Bow Out Of FIBA Women’s World Cup

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.