The Nigeria’s women basketball team D’Tigress were defeated 71-40 by United States in their quarter-final clash played on Friday, September 28.
This brings the end of the road for D’Tigress after having made history at the tournament by beating Turkey to earn their first-ever win at a FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup.
D’Tigress came up against the reigning world champions for a place in the semifinal of the world cup. Otis Hugley’s team came into the encounter with three consecutive victories so did the USA after three straight wins in the group encounters.
Despite a fine start in the quarterfinals, the United States soon established a daylight between them and the Nigerians before sealing a win to book a semi-final ticket.
The USA who struggled against African opposition Senegal in their opener lost their first quarter of the competition.