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2018 FIBA Women’s World Cup: Nigeria Loses to Australia in Group Opener



Nigeria’s D’Tigress began their campaign at the 2018 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup with a loss. They were defeated by their australian Counterparts 86-68 on Saturday, September 22.

The first quarter ended 24-18 in favour of the Australians who dominated proceedings and with the help of WNBA All Star Liz Cambage were

able to get into the perimeter easily.

The Top performers for The Nigerian side were forward Evelyn Akhator who registered 21 points, Ezinne Kalu with 18 points. The second

quarter was a little closer as D’Tigress narrowly lost 18-14 going into the halftime break. D’Tigress turned the game on its head to win

the third quarter 23-21 restricting the Australian team after the break. The fourth quarter ended 23-14 to Australi

Nigeria are drawn with Australia, Turkey and Argentina and can still Progress if they Win their next two games

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