Afrobasket: Dtigress begins title defense with victory over Mozambique

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Nigeria’s female basketball team, DTigress began their title defense with a low-scoring but convincing win over Mozambique at the time   Multipurpose Sports Complex in Yaounde.

D’Tigress, despite losing the first two quarters (11-12, 18-21) blew out the Mozambique ladies by 17 points as the game ended 67-50 points.

Point Guard, Ezinne Kalu finished as the top scorer with 17 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists while team captain Adaora Elonu had  13 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists.

Chizane and Seda led with 12 points each for Mozambique as they suffered their fourth consecutive loss against DTigress and fifth in their last five matches.

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The win against Mozambique is DTigress’ first since they crashed out of the first round of the basketball event at the recently-concluded Tokyo Olympics after losing all their  group stage matches.

The team will take on former champions, Angola on Monday in their second group match.

 

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