Reigning African champions, D’Tigress ended their FIBA Olympics Qualifying tournament on a high despite a narrow 71-76 points loss to world champions- USA at the Aleksandar Nikolic Hall, Belgrade, Serbia.
The Otis Hughley inspired ladies put up a gallant performance that many would talk about for a long time.
D’Tigress dominated the first half, 21-20, 19-6 as they went into half time 40-26 points which would sound like a huge joke for many.
However, USA came out fighting in the third quarter to narrowly pick the game 24-17 as the D’Tigress held on to 7-point lead heading to the last quarter where USA completed their comeback. (Text courtesy of DailyTrust)