Nigeria’s D’Tigress eased to victory over Guinea on Sunday, blowing out their fellow West Africans 100-47 in Sunday’s only game of AfroBasket Women 2015 Group B in Yaounde, Cameroon.
Joyce Ekworomadu inspired five other Nigerians, who scored 12 points or more, while Nadia Peruch-Niang paced Guinea with 17 points and 7 rebounds.
Guinea, in the second quarter, made three shots from beyond the arc, cutting the deficit to just 13 points, but it was a matter of time as Nigeria went on to close the third quarter with a 73-40 lead.
D’Tigress’s Helen Ogunjimi came off the bench to make 15 of her game-high 19 points from beyond the arc.
Guinea are in Yaounde with a nine-player roster, and keeping Peruch-Niang on floor for the entire first three quarters indicated the struggles they face in the competition.
While D’Tigress, who led the entire contest, climbed to third place in Group B with a 2-1 mark, Guinea conceded their third defeat in as many games.
Eventually Peruchi-Niang summed up Guinea aspirations in the competition to fiba.com: “I have told the girls not to worry about the score. Those teams Senegal and Nigeria are way too ahead of us. But we still have to get better and learn from our mistakes.”