D’Tigress late Friday night started their campaign at the 2017 FIBA African Women’s Basketball Championship with a victory over Mozambique.
The Nigerian team won 80-69 points to begin their chase for the title at the tournament holding in Bamako, Mali.
With a dominant play in the game, Nigeria led the first with 21-19 and second with 20-13 to end the first half with 41-32 points.
In the second half, the Mozambicans gave a tough fight but Nigeria again led with 18-16 points to end the third quarter with 59-48 points.
Then in the fourth quarter, the Mozambicans forced D’Tigress to 21-21 points to end the game 80-69 points in favour of Nigeria.
Meanwhile, in other games played in Group B, Senegal defeated Guinea 105-39 as Egypt gained the upper hand against Democratic Republic of Congo with 99-72 points victory.
Nigeria will face Democratic Republic of Congo in their second game on Saturday.
The tournament serves as qualifier for next year’s World Cup in Spain. And the two finalists will represent the continent at the globe.
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