FIBA Women’s W/Cup: D’Tigress Beat Argentina 70-75; To Face Greece In Next Round

Nigeria’s D’Tigress made history on Tuesday qualifying for the knockout round of the 2018 FIBA Women’s World Cup in Tenerife, Spain for the first time after defeating Argentina 70-75 in their final group B encounter at the San Cristobal de la Laguna court on Tuesday, reports

It was the second win for the D’Tigress’ at the tournament after they defeated Turkey 74-68 on Sunday.

The D’Tigress won the first quarter 19-13 but the Argentines clawed their way back into the game to win the second quarter 16-13. Scores were even at 19-19 in the third quarter but a late drop shot from Ezinne Kalu saw Nigeria nick a crucial point to win the nervy encounter.

D’Tigress had an insane 24 offensive rebounds with former Dallas Wings forward Evelyn Akhator bagging a double recording 13 points and ten rebounds.

It was Akhator’s second double in consecutive games for the D’Tigress.

D’Tigress will face Greece in the quarter-final qualifiers on Wednesday in a bid to book their place in the next round.

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