FIBA World Cup: How Nigeria’s D’Tigress crashed out of championship
Nigeria’s women basketball team D’Tigress have crashed out of the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup after losing to USA in their quarter-final clash played on Friday, September 28.
Nigeria’s women basketball team D’Tigress lost 71-40 to the United States of America (USA) in the quarter-finals of the 2018 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup.
D’Tigress came up against the reigning world champions for a place in the semifinal of the world cup.
However, they were defeated! D’Tigress took the first quarter lead with a game point of 17-9, however, USA came back in the second quarter as they regained the lead 18-6 to lead 27-23 going into the half time break.
The USA started the second half of the game with intensity, straight two points back to back.
D’Tigress put up a better fight in the third quarter but fell seven points behind as it ended 19-12 and the USA took a massive eleven points into the final quarter.
D’Tigress could not withstand the USA in the fourth quarter as they were outplayed 25-5, to finish at 71-40.