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D’Tigress reach AfroBasket semifinal after beating DR Congo 79-46



Nigeria women’s basketball team, D’Tigress have advanced to the semifinal of the ongoing FIBA AfroBasket holding in Dakar, Senegal.

D’Tigress defeated DR Congo 79-46 in a thrilling quarterfinal clash on Thursday to go through.

Defending champions Nigeria are now two wins away from retaining the title they won in 2017.

Up next for the team is a clash against Mali or Cote d’ivoire.

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Nigeria dominated the early exchanges and took the first quarter 22-9 before ending the first half with 38-23.

In the third quarter, D’Tigress pulled off another big win earning 23 points against 9, before rounding off with a 79-46 final scoreline.

The victory for Nigeria also means that they have qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics pre-qualification tournament.

The winners from Mali vs Cote d’ivoire game will face Nigeria in the last four.

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