Nigeria’s D’Tigress, the women basketball team has sent Argentina out of the FIBA Women’s World Cup after a defeat of 75-70.
It was a hard-fought battle as the pendulum was constantly swinging almost throughout the four quarters of the match.
At one point, Argentina narrowed gap to 57-58, then Nigeria moved it to 61-57, before the South Americans again began their usual fight-back.
D’Tigress did not just stand and look, they redoubled efforts and increased tally to 67-62 in the final two minutes 10 seconds.
In the earlier quarters, scores were Nigeria 48-46, but the last few seconds of the third quarter proved decisive as Nigeria bounced back to lead 51-48. It’s a tough match!
Nigeria’s women team, D’Tigress led Argentina 9-4 in the first quarter of the last match of Group B of the FIBA Women’s World Cup. The match is holding at San Cristobal de Laguna in Spain.
At the end of the second quarter, scorelines were Nigeria 32-29 Argentina.
Australia are the group leaders having beaten Turkey 90-64 earlier in the day.
Other results on Tuesday
- Japan 69-61 Puerto Rico
- Australia 90-64 Turkey
- Korea 48-58 Greece
- Senegal 66-75 China