D’Tigress of Nigeria has boasted many years of winning the AfroBasket Women’s Championship titles after defeating their counterparts in the race. D’Tigress are currently pushing harder in their faceoff with Senegal in the current AfroBasket women championship.
D’Tigress of Nigeria went 2-0 in the current AfroBasket Women’s competition in Yaounde, eliminating Angola in the quarterfinals and putting themselves in an excellent position to defend their title.
Nigeria breezed through a game that seemed to be a banana peel for the reigning champions, outscoring their opponents by 20 points and distributing baskets across the team to emerge unscathed, winning 85-65.
According to the Making of The Champions update on their page, D’tigress are currently leading 14pts into the break
What a game Ify Ibekwe is having for #DTigress, up a game-high 10pts and 4rebs for Nigeria to stretch their lead. Adaora Elonu chips in with a point from the Free Throw line to take #DTigress 15pts up on Senegal.
Senegal cut the gap down to 11pts, but not on Amy Okonkwo’s watch who found the bucket from deep with a 3 to take #DTigress back up 14pts. This 3rd quarter has been evenly matched 7-7, a lot of ball left in this game. Now 17pts advantage for Nigeria…vital 3pt shot from Victoria Macaulay to extend Nigeria’s lead Nigeria 55 – 38 Senegal#AfroBasketwomen2021#NaijaNoDeyCarryLast
14pts lead going into the break, the Nigerian ladies have been shooting very well (62.5%), which has helped a great deal opening a gap on their opponents, but the Senegalese are not relenting!Half Time Nigeria 45-31 Senegal #NaijaNoDeyCarryLast#afrobasketwomen2021
Amy Okonkwo and Ify Ibekwe appreciation. Both players have come clutch this evening for #DTigressOkonkwo is up a Game-High 16pts & 6rebs, followed by Ify Ibekwe (13pts & 5rebs)Nigeria 60 – 44 Senegal#AfroBasketwomen2021#NaijaNoDeyCarryLast
Ezinne Kalu might not have found the bucket yet in this game, but she is doing more than just scoring points. She is the orchestra, and it’s nice seeing others chip in with points. Nigeria 60 – 46 Senegal#AfroBasketwomen2021#NaijaNoDeyCarryLast
Took almost 4mins for Nigeria to make their first 3pts in the 4th quarter. The Senegalese are sinking in their teeth and baying for blood, outshooting Nigeria 11-5. It’s now a 10-point game. #Dtigress have only made 5pts in the 4th quarter, understandably coach Otis Hughley called for a timeout to try and turn this around.Nigeria 63 – 55 Senegal#AfroBasketwomen2021#NaijaNoDeyCarryLast