D’Tigers End Stankovic Cup Campaign With Defeat To France 

D’Tigers End Stankovic Cup Campaign With Defeat To France 

By Adeboye Amosu: Nigeria men's basketball side D'Tigers ended their campaign in the Stankovic Cup with a defeat following a 73 to 82 loss to France on Friday, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.

The invitational tourney is put together as a preparatory test for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

The Nigerians beat China 79-71 in their first game  before going down to a 71- 49 defeat to Argentina in their second fixture.

D'Tigers who were without the famous Aminu  brothers finished the competition with a win and two defeats.

The African champions trailed 18-0 early in the game, but rallied back to finish the first quarter with a seven-point deficit as France led 45-38.

The Europeans extended their lead with just a point at the end of the second quarter with scores at 64-55.

D'Tigers cut their opponents' lead to  four points at a stage in the last quarter, but at the end it was France who prevailed 82- 73.

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