Nigeria’s D’Tigress have bounced back in impressive fashion after their opening loss to Angola as they have won four in a row, moving into the Final Phase at AfroBasket Women 2015 in Yaounde, Cameroon.
On Tuesday, Algeria fell victim to the power of D’Tigress in a 79-49 defeat to the Nigerian ladies.
Three Nigerians scored ten points or more, while Algeria’s Sarah Nemmouchi finished with a team-high 13 points.
After trailing for the entire opening quarter, Nemmouchi gave Algeria a 18-16 lead, but Nigeria’s Olayinka Sanni made sure to get her team back in front to close the half leading 30-21.
Fiba.com reports that D’Tigress coach Scott Nnaji used all twelve players at his disposal as they head into the last eight with four-game winning streak
At some point of the game, Nigeria appeared to have control of the game, especially as Algeria made 15 points from beyond arc, exposing Nigeria’s fragile perimeter defense.
But, Nigeria regrouped in time to clinch their fourth straight win, following victories over Egypt, Guinea and Senegal.