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2016 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament: D’Tigress keep Nigeria’s hopes alive


Nigeria’s hopes of qualifying for the women’s basketball event of the 2016 Olympics came back to life with the 70-69 victory over South Korea in their second game of the 2016 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament.

Nigeria women’s basketball team, D’Tigress, on Tuesday, June 14 bounced back from their opening day defeat to Belarus by edging their South Korean counterparts in France.

South Korea took the first quarter 13-20 in the tightly fought game but a last-ditch three-point shot won the game for Nigeria.

D’Tigress took the second, third and fourth quarters 15-13, 19-18 and 23-18 respectively to emerge winners.

Nigeria will have to wait for the outcome of the game between Belarus and South Korea to confirm their qualification into the quarter-finals.


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