Nigeria’s senior national women’s basketball team, D’Tigress have extended their winning run to six games after defeating Cote d’Ivoire 98-43 in Bamako, Mali on Friday to book their seminal ticket in the ongoing Afrobasket basketball championships.
Nigeria proved too hot for the Ivoirians’ and took the first and second quarters, 23-13, 23-2.
Evelyn Akhato, U.S based Dallas Wings sensational player contributed 21 points, 11 rebounds and two assists to lead the scoring chart.
First Bank of Lagos star player, Nkeshi Akashili, provided the support needed also with an impressive 13 points and four rebounds while Ezinne Kalu had 17 points and three rebounds.
In the previous matches, Nigeria defeated defending champion Senegal with a 58-54 well fought victory in the final group stage game of the competition.
They also recorded the highest points set in the competition with a 106-33 against Guinea.
D’Tigress will play the winner of the match between host country, Mali, and Egypt for the semi final.
The semi final match is scheduled for Saturday.
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