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D’Tigress Perfect Group Record Ignites Hope Of Third AfroBasket Women’s Title

first_imgNigeria female basketball national team D’Tigress on Wednesday night in Bamako, Mali ended their group B campaign at the 2017 FIBA Women’s AfroBasket on a winning note, defeating defending champions Senegal 58-54, ensuring they topped group B (5-0).Nigeria and Angola are the only teams at the championship to have a perfect record, winning all five group games, potentially setting up for a final clash on Sunday.D’Tigress coached by Sam Vincent began their quest for a third African title on Friday with an 80-69 win against Mozambique. They followed up with successive 84-47, 106-72 wins against DR Congo and Egypt respectively.On Tuesday the women played arguably their easiest game of the tournament against a helpless Guinea side, recording a 106-33 blowout win against their fellow West Africans.Their confidence and great form saw them overcome the African champions on Wednesday night in a fiercely contested game, the 4-point win a testament to the close contest.Next up for D’Tigress on Friday are Ivory Coast in the Quarterfinals, a game the Nigerian women should fancy winning with ease, considering the Ivorian’s finished fourth in group A, winning two games and losing three (2-3).Evelyn Akhator has been the standout player for D’Tigress at the tournament, leading scoring in the last three successive games-Egypt, Guinea and Senegal, the high point of her tournament an impressive double-double feat against Senegal (15-points and 13-rebounds).Related2019 AfroBasket: Unbeaten D’Tigress Beat Senegal To Retain TrophyAugust 19, 2019In “Africa”Basketball: D’Tigress Face Mali After Mozambique Win In pre-Olympics Qualifiers.November 17, 2019In “BasketBall”Afrobasket 2019: How Aisha Mohammed Led D’Tigress to Afrobasket Triumph Despite “Juju” ScareAugust 28, 2019In “BasketBall”last_img read more