D’Tigress Overrun Mali To Bag Epochal 3rd Consecutive Afrobasket Title

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D’Tigress of Nigeria on Sunday emerged victorious over Mali in the final of the 2021 Women’s Afrobasket Championship.

The Otis Hughley girls completed a hattrick of consecutive titles on Sunday evening in Yaounde, Cameroon.

D’Tigress outclassed the Malians in the first three quarters — scoring 22-11, 13-9, 28-14 points respectively, while the opposition got the upper hand in the fourth quarter with 21-11 points.

But at the end of the thrilling encounter, D’Tigress won 70-59 to clinch the title.

The Nigerian senior women’s national basketball team won the 2017 trophy in Bamako and has since stayed unbeaten in every African competition.

They also claimed their second title in Dakar, Senegal in 2019.

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