Nigeria D’Tigress beat Argentina to progress at FIBA Women’s World Cup
London, September 26, 2018,(AltAfrica) – D’Tigress are through to the next stage of the ongoing FIBA Women’s World Cup in Tenerife, Spain.
The country’s women basketball team defeated Argentina 75-70 in their last group game of the 2018 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup played on Tuesday, September 25.
The Otis Hughley tutored side eased the pressure after a famous 74-68 victory over European powerhouse Turkey in their second game of the tournament, having lost the first game to Australia. With Senegal out of the tournament it was left to D’Tigress to fly the African continent’s flags at the world stage.
The game started at a slow tempo but picked up as at the end of the first two quarters D’Tigress took a slender 32-29 point lead into the halftime break.
The first quarter ended 19-13 in favour of D’Tigress, but the South America side fought their way back to take the second quarter 16-13 and get a three points deficit at halftime.
The game provided some nail biting moments for both sides but things started to hit up in the third quarter as the slender lead was exchanged on several occasions but ended in a 51-48 lead for D’Tigress.
The third quarter was tied at 19-19 as D’Tigress maintained their three point lead of 51-48 going into the fourth quarter.
Australia are the group leaders, and are automatically through to the next round of the 2018 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup.