The Nigeria women’s national basketball team failed to come up against their American rivals on Sunday when they lost 62-93 in a friendly in Las Vegas.


In the game held to prepare both sides for the next Olympic Games in Tokyo, the Americans completely dominated D’Tigress. The Nigerian team was limited to 30.6% shots during the match, while their opponents shot a total of 53.8%.


The US team also dominated Nigeria in all 4 quarters of the match, but just over 1 point in the 3rd half. Atonye Nyingifa tops the scoring charts for Nigeria with nine points, while striker Elizabeth Williams scores four. The two teams will meet again very soon, during the group stage of the Tokyo Olympics on July 27.

By Scopie

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