Tokyo Olympics: Nigeria’s D’Tigress Lose Final Group Game To Japan


Tokyo Olympics: Nigeria’s D’Tigress Lose Final Group Game To JapanD’Tigress, Nigeria’s women basketball team, suffered a third consecutive defeat in the hands of Japan at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics on Monday morning.

The Nigerian team, who had a disappointing outing at the summer games lost all three of their group matches to end their appearance at the Olympics.

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D’Tigress’ loss to Japan made it three losses from three games they played in Group B of the women’s competition’s group stage, having lost earlier to the U.S and France.

News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Japanese team proved too hot for the D’Tigress as they won 30-22 in the first quarter, relying mostly on three-pointers.

They kept the momentum and held on to their strategy of making successful points at the three points-line and working hard on the offensive and defensive ball play.

The second quarter was played with a lot of intensity as D’Tigress worked to keep their heads in the game but unfortunately fell 21-16 to Japan.

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Japan also took the third quarter, outscoring D’Tigress 33-19, relying more again on the three points-shots.

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