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

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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 Completesportsnigeria.com.

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.

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

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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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