Nigeria’s D’Tigress thrash DR Congo for semi-finals


Nigeria’s senior national women’s basketball team, D’Tigress on Thursday thrashed DR Congo 79-46 in the quarter-finals of the 2019 Afrobasket Women’s Championship in Dakar, Senegal.

With the victory, the D’Tigress, who are the defending champions of the competition have now qualified for the semi-finals. They will next meet the winner between Mali and the Ivory Coast.

The team was all-conquering in the game played at the Dakar Arena by winning all the quarters, 22-9, 38-23 and finishing the game 79-46 against the hapless Congo women.

“We worked hard today and we just need to keep improving every day. We are in the semi-finals and this is an opportunity for us to try and defend our title,’’ D Tigress Captain, Adaora Elonu said after the game.

D’Tigress players

Nigeria had earlier demolished Cameroon 106-39 and crushed Tunisia 75-26 in the group stage.