D’Tigress, Nigeria’s senior Women Basketball team consolidated their lead by beating Egypt 106-72 in the ongoing Women Afrobasket tournament taking place in Mali. D’Tigress have won three matches played as at Sunday in Group B, having six points.
Nigeria sustained its lead against Egypt from the first quarter which ended 20 -15 points, while the second quarter ended 50-29 points and the third quarter ended 79-49 points against Egypt.
Evelyn Akhator of D’Tigress got 24 points with 13 rebounds which were the highest in the match, while she also made five assists, three steals, and three blocks.
Akhator ‘s closest rival on the Egyptian side was Soraia Mohamed Yahia A. Deghady who scored 15 points, three rebounds, one assist, two steals and no block.
Nigeria will play its next game in the championship on Tuesday against Guinea and the defending champion, Senegal on Wednesday to move to the next round.