‘Record-breaking’ D’Tigress bow to USA in FIBA World Cup quarter-finals

‘Record-breaking’ D’Tigress bow to USA in FIBA World Cup quarter-finals

Nigeria women’s basketball team, D’Tigress lost to their American counterparts in a thrilling quarter-final clash at the FIBA Women’s World Cup in Spain.


A mentally and physically strong Nigeria took the lead with a 9-17 scoreline in the first quarter, but the United States rallied back in the second quarter to win 18-6, as the first half ended 27-23.


USA, defending champions and tournament favourites, extended their lead in the third quarter 19-12 (46-35 cumulative) and totally outclassed D’Tigress in the fourth quarter to round up their victory with a 71-40 final scoreline.


For Nigeria, the 2018 competition, being held in Tenerife, Spain, has been their best outing the global stage as they set a couple of records in the African continent.

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    Goodluck Akhigbe 2 years

    we are proud of you ,D. Tigress. You made Nigeria nay Africa proud through your resilient display in this world championship. The federal government should handsomely reward you for this feat. I know you will definitely do better next time. You have no equal in Africa. Bravo to you.

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    Dieze 2 years

    Welldone Tigrees, u guys have done well. We appreciate your efforts. Greater heights awaits this team. God bless una boh.

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