D’Tigress of Nigeria made light work of Cameroon on Tuesday in a one-sided tie at the ongoing FIBA Women’s AfroBasket Championship in Senegal.
The Nigerian girls defeated their Cameroonian counterparts 106-39 to join hosts, Senegal, Mali and Mozambique in the Quarter-Finals of the 26th edition of the FIBA competition .
Four D’Tigress players scored 14 points apiece, including captain Adaora Elonu, Aisha Balarabe, debutant Promise Amukamara and Ify Ibekwe while point guard, Ezinne Kalu added 12 points to inspire Nigeria to the biggest win at the tournament so far.
This performance was a statement of intent from the West Africans who bossed the encounter, picking an incredible 54 rebounds as compared to Cameroon’s 18.
Nigeria, who are the defending champions of the competition led 17-0 in the first quarter before Cameroon somewhat found their feet to finally score but even then the gulf in class was visibly evident.