The Nigeria Women’s Basketball team have qualified for the quarter-final of the ongoing FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup in Spain.
Their qualification was as a result of their victory over their Argentine counterpart in a game that ended 75-70, which was their last group game.
D’Tigeress had promised that they would avenge the defeat suffered by the Super Eagles at the last FIFA World Cup against Argentina in Tuesday’s game, and they did just that as they overpowered the South Americans to book their place among the last eight teams.
The Argentines, however, clawed their way back and reduced the lead at a time to just one point but before the end of the second quarter cum halftime, D’Tigress who didn’t let their heads fall ensured that they were leading by 3 points as the scores by halftime was 32-29.
As expected, the technical prowess of the two coaches was put to test going into the third quarter and it was the Argentines that came out more smoking as they caught up with D’Tigress 38-38 as the game progressed.
Though it was tied at 47-47 two minutes to end of the third quarter Evelyn Akhator’s jump shot at the death ensured that Nigeria kept the lead at 51-48 at the end of the pulsating third quarter.