The Nigeria national women’s basketball team, D’Tigress have settled for the eighth position at the 2018 FIBA Women’s World Cup.

In their final classification match on Sunday against Canada, D’Tigress lost 73-72 in another thrilling encounter.

Canada won the first quarter of Sunday’s classification game 21-17, before D’Tigress took their opponent to the cleaners; winning the second quarter 18-9 thus registering a Half Time lead of 35-30 points.

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The third quarter was even at 19-19 but D’Tigress caved in during the decisive final quarter as Canada got the upper hand; wining it 24-18 and 73-72 overall.

In this historic World Cup appearance, D’Tigress defeated Turkey (7th), Argentina (15th) and Greece (20th) before setting up a quarter final clash with defending champions and world number 1, United States of America.

The Nigerian Ladies will now be shifting the focus to successfully defending their AfroBasket title in 2019.

 

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