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Nigeria’s D’Tigress wins first ever Group Stage Match at FIBA Women’s World Cup

Nigeria’s female basketball team D’Tigress beat Turkey 74-68 for their first ever win at the FIBA Women’s World Cup.

The African champions were trailing with 12 points in the first quarter, with Turkey leading 19-7.

But having already tasted defeat in the tournament, losing 86-68 to Australia, the girls were determined to not leave with tournament without any win.

ESPN writes that Sarah Ogoke led all scorers with 22 points, and outscored Turkey in all statistics.

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Nigeria beat Turkey and earn their first-ever win at a FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup!

Final score: 🇳🇬 74-68 🇹🇷

The Nigerians will meet Argentina in their last group game on Tuesday.

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