FIBA Women Afrobasketball: D’Tigress Joins Mozambique, others in Quarter Finals

FIBA Women Afrobasketball: D’Tigress Joins Mozambique, others in Quarter Finals

The reigning African Champions, Nigeria today recorded another emphatic victory against Arch Rivals, Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon after the North African side, Tunisia suffered a heavy defeat on Saturday night with 75 to 26 points, can authoritatively report.

67 points difference was between the side as final score stands 106 to 39, 67 between the two neighboring countries. This is no doubt a record of humiliation that will go into the archive of West African giant in the basketball arena.


Never before has a team been so humiliated in the women’s AfroBasket.


the Nigerian D’Tigress castrated the Cameroonians from the start with excellent defense pressure from the opposing zone, recording uninhibited a 14-0 lead against the Indomitable Lionesses .


Yet, the Nigerians are more determined to garner more in spite of the huge marginal difference through WNBA star Ify Ibekwe (14 points) very skillful behind the arc.


Team captain Adaora Elonu (14 points) and pocket leader Ezinne Kalu (12 points) hit the nail.


At the second quarter, Cameroonians gathered the momentum but the Nigerians didn’t allow any form of complacency thus very difficult to stop like Evelyn Akhator’s image (9 points and 7 rebounds) which comes to register his first two baskets of the match, The D’Tigress finally returned to the locker room on the score of 49 to 23, 26 points difference.


After the break, Nigerians appeared to be more dogged than the previous and the Fans at the Dakar Arena were reigning applaud for the Superbowl demonstration of coach Otis Hughley Jr.


The gap climbs as the minutes get up to 60-28 in the middle of the third quarter. Promise Amukamara (14 points), Aisha Balarabe (14 points), Jasmine Nwajei (8 points), Atonye Jennifer Nyingifa (6 points) and Victoria Macaulay (8 points) are also at the party against Cameroonians completely overwhelmed by the pace Playground printed by the African Champions.


The experienced Amina Njonkou (16 points) managed to score his pin to limit the breakage without stopping the Nigerian steamroller. At one minute from the end of the third quarter, the score stood at 70-31, or 39 points difference.


The last quarter showed the game in transition following an excellent movement of the ball. The Cameroonian coaching staff can only see the damage because the lionesses have never managed to find a solution to undermine the West African, obviously above the other teams.


The final score will be finally salted, just like at the beginning of the match (106-39), 67 points difference.


Nigeria have therefore secured their ticket to the quarterfinals of the AfroBasket Women 2019. This second authoritative success in as many games confirms its status as a favorite of the competition for a back-to-back history.


Mozambique was the first quarter-finalist and Nigeria will await the quarter-finals of the winners of the eighth-final duel between DRC and Cape Verde. Cameroon for its part will have to go through the eighth-finals. Just like Tunisia last of group B.

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