FIBA Women's W/Cup: USA Stop Gallant D'Tigress
The Nigeria Women’s Basketball team, D’Tigress have failed in their bid to qualify for the semi final at the ongoing FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup in Spain has finally ended.
D’Tigress in Friday’s quarter final contest against United State of America, USA were defeated 71-40 points despite taking a shock early lead in the contest.
The Nigerian Ladies started quickest off the blocks and they surprised many as they took the first quarter 17-9.
Evelyn Akhator had 6 points in the first quarter and it was initially looking like an upset was on the cards against the defending world champions .
After the slip in the first quarter, the Americans turned on style and won the remaining three quarters.
In the second quarter they blew D'Tigress away; winning 18-6, thus enjoying a 27-23 half time lead.
Though the third quarter was more evenly contested, it was still the Americans that held sway; winning this time by 19-12 points.
In the final quarter, USA ensured there was no coming back for the Nigeria Ladies as they killed the game off with a comprehensive 25-5 win.
Despite the ouster, D'Tigress will still hold themselves in high esteem having set and broken multiple records at the 2018 World Cup.
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