DTigress beat Senegal 73-63 to qualify for third consecutive Women’s Afrobasket final!


Nigeria’s senior wwomen’s basketball team DTigress have booked their place in the final of the ongoing Women’s Afrobasket Championship in Caneroun.

DTigress defeated rivals Senegal 73-63 in another dominant performance by Otis Hughley’s team at the Multipurpose Sports Conplex.

Whike point guard Ezinne Kalu sat out most part of the game, center Ify Ibekwe and forward, Amy Okonkwo did the damage for the team as they recorded a combined 30 points for the team.

DTigress led the first three quarters while the Senagalese ladies attempted a fightback in the fourth as they as they outscored DTigress by 6 points.


Mame-Marie Sy Diop was the star performer for Senegal as she registered 18 points.

DTigress have now unbeaten in 21 games since 2015 when they lost to Cameroun in the semi-finals.

The team will look to win their third consecutive title when they take on Mali in the final on Sunday.



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