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

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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 Completesportsnigeria.com.

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.

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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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