D’tigress whitewash Congo in FIBA Women’s Afrobasket opener


Nigeria’s Women Basketball team, D’tigress, on Friday at the ongoing FIBA Afrobasket Women’s Nations Cup in Rwanda, crushed Congo 69-35 in their opening match.

The defending champions of the competition wasted no time in their quest to win a record fourth title in a row in a blistering and devastating form.

The Coach Rena Wakama team left no one in doubt as they raced to a 16-8 points lead in the first quarter before making it 29-18 at the interval.

Elizabeth Balogun and Sarah Ogoke were too hot for the Congolese Ladies to handle with Balogun hitting a double figure just like Ogoke.

At the end of the third quarter, the Congolese ladies showed some good fighting character to close the margin 13-10 (46-32).

However, in the final quarter, D’Tigress knocked them badly 23-3 to close the game at 69-35. 16–8, 13–10, 17–14, 23–3.

Nigeria will be back on the Kigali BK Arena court again on Sunday against Egypt.

A victory for D’tigress puts them in the quarter finals and much needed confidence to take home another resounding competition.


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