D’Tigress beat Senegal to retain Afrobasket title – Check out the scores

The Nigeria senior women basketball team, D’Tigress defeated Senegal to retain the Afrobasket title in Dakar yesterday.
The D’Tigress won by 60-55.
D’Tigress beat Senegal to retain Afrobasket title – Check out the scores


It will be recalled that the Nigerian team won the 2017 edition of the competition by defeating the same Senegalese team.
D’Tigress won the first quarter 14-10, took the second 18-14 and the third 16-13 before the Senegalese ladies in a last ditch effort won the final quarter 18-12.
D’Tigress captain Evelyn Akhator was the best performer for the champions as she contributed 14 points and also made nine rebounds.
To emerge champions, D’Tigress didn’t lose a single match as they won their two group matches 75-26 against Tunisia and 106-39 against Cameroon. In the quarter-finals, they beat Congo DR 79-46 before edging out Mali 79-58 in the semi-finals, Daily Trust reports.
The third place match played before the final between Mali and Mozambique ended 66-54 in favour of Mali. Meanwhile, Apart from the title, D’Tigress have also picked one of the tickets to the African pre-qualifiers for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
The official draw which held on Saturday in Dakar pooled Nigeria, Mozambique and Congo DR in Group A while Senegal, Mali and Angola were placed in Group B. The African Pre-Qualifiers for the Tokyo games will take place from November 14-17 at a country yet to be determined.

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