FIBA World Cup: Nigerian female basketball team loses to USA

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The Nigerian female basketball team, D’Tigress have crashed out of the ongoing FIBA world cup in Spain after losing to the USA. The team has had an amazing run that saw it reaching the quarterfinals.

After winning the first quarter, D’ Tigress succumbed to a resurgent USA in the quarter-final of the FIBA Women’s W0rld Cup in Tenerife, Spain. The United States of America’s women basketball team shook off an inauspicious start to qualify for the semi-final with a 71-40 win over D’Tigress.

Ezinne Kalu led D’Tigress with eight points, four rebounds and two assists. Amina Mohammed returned to the team after she missed the quarterfinal qualifying game against Greece due to injury. The centre couldn’t impact the game as she had in the previous games, scoring just two points in the game.

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