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D’Tigress beat Senegal to claim a fifth successive win

Photo Courtesy; Complete Sports Nigeria

Nigeria defeated defending champions, Senegal 58 – 54 at the FIBA AfroBasket Women’s Championship on Wednesday night, making it five successive wins in five matches in Group B of the tournament in Bamako, Mali. Both sides had already qualified for the quarter-finals following their stellar performances in their last four matches.

The game got so physical to the extent that a Senegalese player required medical attention because of a shoulder complaint. Nigeria led all the four quarters Р14 Р13 in the first, 34 Р26 in the second, 48 -41 in the third and at the end of the final quarter, the deficit was reduced to just four points. Evelyn Akhator impressed with a stellar performance with 15 points and 10 rebounds to her advantage.

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