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Nigeria’s D’Tigress beat Senegal in Olympic qualifiers

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Nigeria’s Women’s Basketball team, D’Tigress, on Thursday, defeated Senegal 72-65 to win their first game in Group A at the FIBA Women’s Olympic Qualifying event in Antwerp, Belgium.

The game saw the Afrobasket champions take the lead in the first quarter 20-18, but trailed Senegal 37-46 in the second quarter.

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Senegal maintained the lead 57-49 at the end of the third quarter and trailing 57-49 heading into the last 10 minutes and looking low on energy, Nigeria dug deep.

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They started the last quarter with an 11-0 run to swing the contest back firmly in their favour.

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Amy Okonkwo led Nigeria with an incredible 21 points and 10 rebounds, demonstrating why she was named MVP of the FIBA Women’s AfroBasket in 2023.

Nigeria endured a real roller-coaster to finish up with a win.

They will meet the United States on Friday before facing Belgium on Sunday.

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