Nigeria’s D’Tigress continued their impressive form at AfroBasket Women 2015 on Monday, beating West African rivals Senegal 75-64.
In a game in which Nigeria led right from the very first quarter, the D’Tigress grabbed their third consecutive win in the tournament to leapfrog Angola on top of the table in Group B.
It would be recalled that two years ago, Mozambique upset Nigeria in the quarter-finals, and yesterday, Nigeria’s Independence Day, the Southern Afrocans were very close to repeating their fortunes, but D’Tigress stepped on the floor in desperation mode, reaching the tournament’s semi-finals for the second time since 2011. We definitely need to be able to rebound in order to win ball games.
The Nigerian ladies will now face Cameroon in the semi final after the host defeated Egypt by 76-54 points in the other quarter final game. It was Mozambique’s third win in five games.
Opposing players the Nigerian team has to be cautious of are Deolinda Ngulela who ignited Mozambique’s offense with 13 points and 4 assists against Gabon and game hero Odelia Mafanela who stood out by making 7 of 10 field-goals shooting to finish with a game-high 23 points in 21:14 minutes.
Despite being the youngest team in the championship with seven players who had just participated in the 2015 U-19 World Championship, the Pharaohs comfortably won the opening match with a whopping score of 96-55 against Algeria.
Nigeria will play Cameroun today in one of the semi final matches.