Nigeria’s D’Tigress stopped Egypt’s unbeaten run with a comprehensive 97-68 victory in Saturday’s first action of AfroBasket Women 2015 Group B in Yaounde, Cameroon.
Adaora Elonu led the Western Africans with a game-best 20 points, while Egypt’s Menatalla Awad also finished with 20 points.
By half-time Nigeria cruised to 61-28 lead, and Egypt seemed defeated for the remaining of the contest.
Eventually five Nigerians scored 10 points or more.
D’Tigress bounced back from a close defeat to continental rivals Angola in style on Friday to improve their mark to 1-1. Everything worked out for Nigeria. They moved the ball exceptionally well (26 assists), made 37 of 85 field-goal shooting (43.5 percent). The result relaunches Nigeria in the title race before facing Senegal on Monday.
Egypt, on the other hand, dropped to 2-1.
Awad late said to FIBA.com: “Nigeria is a tough team. We didn’t start the game focused enough, and they capitalised from it. We are not giving up, and we are going to keep fighting against Angola and Senegal.”Watch The Premier League Live!! with EXPRESSVPN the #1 Trusted Name in VPN