Nigeria’s D’ Tigress secure first quarter-final slot

Posted on Aug 21 2017 - 3:51am by admin

with the aid of Joe Apu

Nigeria’s ladies nationwide crew, D’ Tigress is the first group to qualify for the FIBA ladies’s AfroBasket 2017 quarterfinals following her win over Egypt on Sunday on the Palais des sports Salamatou Maiga within the Malian capital of Bamako.

WNBA celebrity, Evelyn Akhator posted her first double double at the match to steer the Nigerian cost with 24 factors and 13 rebounds as Sam Vincent’s side marched to their 1/3 straight win.

“we have now a young team that may run the ground on both protection and offense so doing that could be a plus for us. I simply came out to play and take a look at to get better each different day. i believe me getting used to the performs and the courtroom and getting the trust for my teammates in point of fact helped me.”

Jennifer Atonye Nyingifa posted any other double double with 15 rebounds and 12 factors, whereas Ezinne Kalu and Sarah Ogoke delivered 18 and 13 factors in that order.

This brought Nigeria’s win ratio to a few-0 on the biennial continental competition that has attracted 12 teams, one of the best in Africa.

Nigeria opened her account with an eighty-69 win over Mozambique on Friday earlier than seeing off Democratic Republic of Congo 84-47 the following day.

at the heart of this form is newly appointed head teach, Sam Vincent who came into this tournament with expertise from his days with the women’s nationwide team at the Greece 2004 Olympics. together with Vincent as part of the crew administration body of workers is 2005 FIBA girls’s AfroBasket most dear participant Mfon Udoka and Mctabene Amacheree who had been guiding the youthful facet on a quest for greatness.

“we have now a young crew that may run the ground on both security and offense so doing that could be a plus for us. I simply came out to play and check out to get higher every different day. i believe me getting used to the performs and the court docket and getting the trust from my teammates really helped me,” Akhator advised FIBA.basketball.

Nigeria is  on prime of workforce B with six factors however nonetheless need to play in opposition to Guinea and reigning champions Senegal.

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