Nigeria’s D’Tigress became the first team to advance to the AfroBasket Women 2015 semi-finals on Thursday after defeating Mozambique 71-66 in the first in Yaounde, Cameroon.
Joyce Ekworomadu led D’Tigress with a game-best 20 points, while Odelia Mafanela and Deolinda Ngulela combined for 34 Mozambique points.
Mozambique tried to overcome Nigeria with constant three-point shooting, but they overdid it by attempting 5 of 29 from beyond the arc.
The Mozambique ladies arrived in Yaounde with a depleted squad and it told as their bench contributed only five points against Nigeria’s 28.
D’Tigress game heroine Helen Ogunjimi not only played aggressive defense, but the 30-year-old guard provided two crucial three-pointers, keeping Nigeria very much alive in the contest.
Fiba.com reports that two years ago, Mozambique upset Nigeria in the quarter-finals, and on Thursday, Nigeria’s Independence Day, the Southern Afrocans were very close to repeating their fortunes, but D’Tigress stepped on the floor in desperation mode, reaching the tournament’s semi-finals for the second time since 2011.
Ndidi Madu, made a game-high 13 rebounds later told FIBA.com: “It was a tough game for us. Mozambique is a great team. We didn’t do a good of job rebounding. We definitely need to able to rebound in order to win ball games. It does not matter who we face tomorrow, we just need to be ready for the fight.”4years ago My wife left me,because i was too WEAK in bed,but today she calls me Bed Champion.Now i finally discovered a Natural Solution that forces women to ask for more. " - CLICK HERE To See My Breakthrough. PROFITABLE FOREX TRADING; We GUARANTEE 37% weekly profit trading your forex account for you! WhatsApp +2348030797998 - CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS. How I Permanently Cured My Premature Ejaculation And Low Sperm Count Problem Without Any Side Effects Within 72hrs.And Confidently Last Over 35 Minutes Per Round In Bed.