Olympic Qualifier: Nigeria’s D’Tigress beat Senegal

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Olympic Qualifier: Nigeria’s D’Tigress beat Senegal

Nigeria’s Women Basketball team, D’Tigress, on Thursday defeated Senegal 72-65 to win their first game in Group A at the FIBA Women’s Olympic Qualifying event in Antwerp, Belgium.

The game saw the Afrobasket champions take the lead in the first quarter 20-18, but trailed Senegal 37-46 in the second quarter.

Senegal maintained the lead 57-49 at the end of the third quarter and trailing 57-49 heading into the last 10 minutes and looking low on energy, Nigeria dug deep.

They started the last quarter with an 11-0 run to swing the contest back firmly in their favour.

Amy Okonkwo led Nigeria with an incredible 21 points and 10 rebounds, demonstrating why she was named MVP of the FIBA Women’s AfroBasket in 2023.

Nigeria endured a real roller-coaster to finish up with a win.

They will meet the United States on Friday before facing Belgium on Sunday.

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