Rampaging D’Tigress of Nigeria are through to the semifinals of the 2019 AfroBasket in Senegal after beating DR Congo 79-41.
They now await the winners of the Mali versus Cote d’Ivoire encounter to know their semifinals opponents.
D’Tigress started the first quarter on a slow note with DR congo getting the first basket of the quarter, commanding the tempo of the game.
Otis Hughley got the team together, stepped up the game and took the lead of the first two quarters.
The first quarter being the biggest scoring run of 14 points (22) – (06), the first and second quarter ended (22) – (09) and (38) – (23), respectively.
Half time had D’Tigress come in stronger with top performance from Ezinne Kalu leading the pack, commanding the floor and ending up with 18% efficiency, 17points, 5steals and 2 Assists.
Team mates Victoria Macaulay and Adaora Elonu also puts up 14points and 11points respectively.
33 points difference was enough to secure a semi final spot with the third and fourth quarter ending (61) – (32) and (79) – (46) respectively.