Nigeria female basketball team, secured their first ever win at 2018 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup, by beating Turkey in their second group game on Sunday night.
The female basketball team from Nigeria, D’Tigress, defeated Turkey 74-68 after shooting 34 percent from the floor, a marginal increase from the 29 percent they recorded against Australia in their first game.
At the game on Sunday, the Nigerian team out-rebounded Turkey 43-39, outscored them on bench points 30-27, and recorded 14 fast break points to Turkey’s six. The female basketball team who lost to Australia in their first clash, will now face Argentina in the last group B game on Tuesday.
Australia leads Group B with 2 wins, while Turkey and Nigeria tied at second place with 1 win each. Argentina are at the bottom of the group with no win. On Sept. 22, Turkey defeated Argentina 63-37 in a Group B match while Australia beat Nigeria 86-68 in their first game, at the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup.
Sixteen teams in four groups are competing in the tournament on the island off Tenerife, set to end on Sept. 30. The group leaders will directly qualify for the quarterfinals, while second- and third-place teams will play an elimination match to advance to the quarterfinals.
Here is a video of the D’Tigress celebration below;
Nigeria beat Turkey and earn their first-ever win at a FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup!
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