2018 FIBA Girls’s Basketball World Cup D’Tigress lose 86-68 to Australia in group opener


… Eye redemption in opposition to Turkey

Nigeria’s ladies basketball group D’Tigress misplaced 86-68 to Australia of their group opener of the 2018 FIBA Girls’s Basketball World Cup performed yesterday.

•Prime performer for D’Tigress, Energy ahead Evelyn Akhator registered 21 factors

The aspect led by Otis Hughley confirmed no concern as they took a the Australian aspect that narrowly misplaced to the US of America within the remaining of the 2014 version.

All 12 gamers for the competitors put in a good shift in opposition to the Australians as they fought their method to scale back the heavy hole as on the first quarter.

The primary quarter ended 24-18 in favour of the Australians who dominated proceedings and with the assistance of WNBA All Star Liz Cambage have been capable of get into the perimeter simply.

The second quarter was a bit of nearer as D’Tigress narrowly misplaced 18-14 going into the half time break.

D’Tigress turned the sport on its head to win the third quarter 23-21 limiting the Australian group after the break.

The fourth quarter ended 23-14 to Australia as D’Tigress misplaced 86-68 of their group opener of the World Cup

Prime performers for D’Tigress have been Energy ahead Evelyn Akhator who registered 21 factors, Ezinne Kalu with 18 factors .

Talking after the sport Akhator acknowledged that D’Tigress are nonetheless optimistic about their possibilities of progressing to the subsequent spherical regardless of defeat to Australia of their opener as she praised the qualities of Cambage

She stated, “We fought however then we simply gave up a bit of within the final 5 minutes of the sport. We shot ourselves within the foot. Cambage is a monster – she actually is a beast.

“General, we simply have to be taught and are available again actually robust for the subsequent recreation in opposition to Turkey.”