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FIBA W/Cup Qualifiers: Nigeria lose to Senegal 84-62

Nigeria’s D’Tigers suffered their second defeat at the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup African Qualifiers in Abidjan, losing 84-62 to the “Lions of Teranga” of Senegal at  the Palaise des Sports arena on Sunday.

The Nigeria side had initially lost to the host team on Friday 76-42, but bounced back to defeat Central African Republic 72-59 on Saturday.

D’Tigers lost the first quarter 27-19, won the second quarter 13-15.  In the third quarter, Senegal managed to stay atop with ten points with the score at 63-53 winning the 23-19.

In the fourth quarter, Nwora’s side lost 24-10.

Ikenna Iroegbu was the D’Tigers’ top performer in the defeat posting 28 points, six rebounds and six assists while Ike Diogu scored ten points and seven rebounds.

Despite the defeat, the D’Tigers finished top of Group F after amassing ten wins with 22 points from 12 games.

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