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FIBA WWC: USA Overcome Slow Start To Oust Gallant D’Tigress 71-40

FIBA WWC: USA Overcome Slow Start To Oust Gallant D’Tigress 71-40

By Johnny Edward:
Nigeria’s D’Tigress exited the 2018 FIBA Women’s World Cup in Tenerife Spain after losing 71-40 to the USA in the quarter-finals of the competition on Friday, reports

The D’Tigress started the encounter in massive way and won the first quarter 17-9 but lost the remaining quarters 18-6, 19-12 and 25-5.

It was the second time the reigning African Champions lost to the United States at the FIBA Women’s World Cup. The first was a 79-46 loss at the 2006 edition hosted by Brazil.


Ezinne Kalu was D’Tigress most efficient performer in the encounter scoring eight points, four rebound, five steals and six assists.

Forward Evelyn Akhator also bagged eight points and five rebounds.

Despite the defeat, Otis Hughley’s girls set a new African record as the only team to have won three games at the 2018 FIBA Women’s World Cup and also attaining a quarter-final feat.

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  • Chairmanfemi 3 years ago

    Gallant D’Tigress indeed. They said it before the tournament that they were going to prove to the world that Nigeria is not an underdog in the tournament and that they were going to make history all of which they did. Trust me, when I say they would have gotten to the Finals had it been they had not met USA this early. I was praying they meet them in the Finals. Great tournament. Good display by the girls.

  • irabor kingsley 3 years ago

    Woa! congratulations girls, you are victors even in defeat, to imagine that you have never won a game in the FIBA world cup before, but came up to win 3 straight matches in this world cup, which got you up to Quarter finals is massive. and knowing that no African country has ever achieved this feat is satisfying. well done girls, i am proud of you, if the super eagles had surprised us like this, i will not have returned from the moon.

  • irabor kingsley 3 years ago

    i will not have returned from the moon by now.

  • Chima E Samuels 3 years ago

    Nice fight I expected the US to win and our girls tried their best but in the end USA is expected to win! The land is green