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FIBA Women’s World Cup: D’Tigress beat Argentina, advance to second round

Nigeria’s D’Tigress on Tuesday defeated Argentina 75-70 to record their second Group B win of the 2018 FIBA Women’s World Cup holding in Spain. They have also become the first ever African team to win 2 games in a single FIBA Basketball World Cup .
furthermore, they kept to their promise of avenging Nigeria’s loss to Argentina at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
“Dear @NGSuperEagles we got our pound of flesh from Argentina. We did it for you,” tweeted the team.
By the victory, Nigeria have now qualified for the elimination round of the  tournament holding at the Canary Islands in Spain.
Having garnered 5 points, Nigeria will face Greece in the quarterfinals qualifiers later today.
In what was a very close game, Nigeria lead the first quarter 19-13 while their South American opponents rallied round in the second quarter, leading 16-13.
The third round was a tie as both teams had 19 points each before the Nigerian ladies took the deciding quarter 24-22.


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Nigeria’s Promise Amukamara recorded 16 points to be named the country’s top performer by FIBA while Melisa Paola Gretter of Argentina finished with 21 points.
Nigeria recorded their first ever win in the history of FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup when D’Tigress beat Turkey on Sunday.


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