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2021 AfroBasket: D’Tigress Overcome Ivory Coast To Qualify For Semi-finals 

Nigeria’s D’Tigress have certified for semi-finals of the 2021 girls’s AfroBasket, beating Ivory Coast 72-56 of their quarter-final match in Yaoundé on Thursday.

It is D’Tigress’ third consecutive semi-finals on the Afrobasket girls’s Championships.

D’Tigress had a wholesome 24 factors lead going into the 4th quarter, however Ivory Coast virtually fought their method again within the match, decreasing the deficit to only 13 factors with over 4 minutes left to play.

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However, the a lot skilled Nigerian group halted a comeback, discovering the bucket with again to again exterior pictures from Promise Amukamara and Ezinne Kalu, which additional stretched their lead.

Nigeria got here into the sport in opposition to Ivory Coast because the overwhelming favourites with an early 24-8 lead after the primary quarter. Outshooting the Ivorians 19-13 within the 2nd quarter, the Nigerian women went into the break main by 22 factors.

Although Kalu led the best way with a Game-high 17 factors and 6 assists, gamers like Amy Okonkwo stepped up with double digits as nicely.

Okonkwo made 14 factors and chipped in with three rebounds. Victoria Macaulay (13 factors and 7 rebounds), and Amukamara (11 factors and 5 assists) have been the opposite gamers who hit double figures for Nigeria.

Nigeria will now play the winner of the tie between Senegal and Mozambique on Friday, hoping to make it a 3rd consecutive look within the closing of an Afrobasket championship.

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