D’Tigress lose to Australia in FIBA World Cup opener

Nigeria women’s basketball team, D’Tigress kicked off their FIBA Women’s World Cup campaign on a disappointing note.

The Otis Hughley girls lost 86-68 to Australia on Saturday which was their first game at the competition holding in Tenerife, Spain.

Ranked 34th in the world, the Nigerian ladies have now extended their losing streak at the group stages of the World Cup to four games.

The first quarter ended 24-17 in favour of the Aussies.

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They stretched their lead further after also winning the second quarter.

Nigeria fought back strongly to win the third quarter 23-2, but went on to lose the fourth, 23-14.

For the reigning African champions, Evelyn Akhator scored 21 points, Aisha Mohammed had eight points while Ezinne Kalu bagged 15 points.

Still hoping to become the firat African team to win a game at the World Cup, D’Tigress will take on Turkey in their next game on Sunday.


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