D’Tigers End 2021 FIBA Afrobasket Qualifier in Rwanda Unbeaten



D’Tigers team line up

D’Tigers maintained their unbeaten run at the Afrobasket qualifier with another emphatic 91-68 points win against Mali.

Captain, Ike Diogu led from the front as he powered the team to its third victory with 14 points, 5 rebounds to emerge the team’s top performer.

Despite winning the first quarter 16-13 Mali lost their way in the second quarter as Nigeria headed into the break with a 39-31 points lead.

Mike Brown
D’Tigers new head coach, Mike Brown

The Coach Mike Brown led team resumed the second half with the team winning the third and fourth quarter (22-20, 30-17).

Also Point Guard, Ike Iroegbu continued his consistency for the team scoring an amazing 17 points, 4 steals and 6 assists.

Ike Iroegbu
Ike Iroegbu in motion

Obi Emegano and Keith Omoerah combined to score 23 points on a night that the team confirmed its superiority.

Despite the heroics of Ibrahim Djambo who sank 22 points and 5 rebounds, D’Tigers completed their third straight win after defeating South Sudan and host-Rwanda.

Attention will now shift to the next set of group matches set for February, 2021 with Nigeria sitting pretty easy atop group D.

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