Afrobasket 2017: D’Tigress Record 4th Straight Win
There appears to be no stopping the Nigerian young girls at the 2017 FIBA Women’s Afrobasket championship.
It was a devastating defeat the Guineans suffered in the hands of their Nigerian counterpart when they fell 106 to 33 points in the 4th game of the group played on Tuesday.
After Monday’s rest, action resumed on Tuesday and the Sam Vincent tutored girls got off to a bright start, going in front 26-8 at the end of first quarter.
Guinea was only able to basket four points in the whole of second quarter, while Nigeria amassed 22 points to take the score to 48-12 at half time.
At the end of the 3rd quarter, it was Guinea 20 - 82 Nigeria, before the most populous black nation in the world finished the game 106 to 33.
Evelyn Akhator recorded 24 points and seven rebounds, while Sarah Ogoke basketed 13 points, with Nkechi Akashili and Adaora Elonu recording 12 and 11 points respectively against Guinea.
They have now won all their four games played so far – beating Mozambique 80-69, handing a 84-47 defeat to DR Congo before putting a 106-72 points past Northern rivals Egypt on Sunday.
Tuesday's victory showed Nigeria has grown with every single game since the start of the competition.Nigeria, who has already qualified for the quarter final, will play their last group game against defending champions Senegal by 9:45pm on Wednesday.
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