The Nigerian female national basketball team, D’ Tigress, has lost its second game at the ongoing 2020 Tokyo Olympics games against France after recording 62-87 points.
France, who lost 74-70 to Japan during its first game, average the lost and churned out a gritty defensive display accompanied by some ruthless 3-point shooting to end the game in their favour against the Nigerian team.
D’Tigress returned to the Saitama Super Arena on Friday to take on France in a game they had hoped to finish on a victorious note in order to secure their first win of the Tokyo Olympic Games after losing their respective tournament against the United States (US)
The Nigerian team raced to a 20-17 first-quarter lead against the defending Olympic Games champions, but they surrendered that lead and were behind 70-50 at the end of the third quarter.
D’Tigress, coached by the US-born Otis Hughley, however, dominated the Americans in the final quarter, outscoring the greatest basketball-playing nation in the world 22-11.