Nigeria Tokyo 2020: DTigress Lost 72-81 To USA In Group B Opener

Nigeria’s female Basketball team DTigress suffered 72-81 defeat in the opening Group B game to USA team at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
DTigress who had lost by 31 points to their US opponent in Las Vegas in a friendly game, gave a good account of themselves.
Nigeria took the lead in the first quarter winning 20-17 points with Ify Ibekwe netting two 3points and her last one was buzzer.

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However, the USA gradually found their rhythm and they opened their biggest lewd in the game against DTigress as Brenna Stewart knocked in 3 pointers to take USA 12 ahead with the points 25-39.
Adaora Elonu reduced the deficit for Nigeria as they closed up the 18 points gap as Elonu sunk in a 3 points.
The first half ended Nigeria 32-44 USA.
USA kept Nigeria trailing till the end as the game ended 78-82.
With the win, the United States have now won fifty matches in a row at the Olympics, a run they began since 1992.


Henry Usiayo is a practicing journalists with several years of experience covering sport events. He is currently a sport content creator with

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