Friday, January 15, 2021

D’Tigers defeat Mali 91-68, maintain unbeaten run in Afrobasket qualifiers



D’Tigers concluded their first FIBA Afrobasket qualifiers as they maintained their unbeaten run with another emphatic 91-68 points win against Mali in Kigali, Rwanda on Sunday.

The Malians won the first quarter 16-13 but D’Tigers fought back in the second quarter winning 26-15 to head into half-time with a slim eight-point lead (39-31).

The Mike Brown led team also won the third and fourth quarter (22-20, 30-17) no thanks to some sloppy play leading to series of turnovers which the Malians paid for dearly.

Captain Ike Diogu led from the front as he powered the team with 14 points, five rebounds to emerge the team’s top performer.

Point Guard, Ike Iroegbu continued his sterling performance and consistency for the team scoring an amazing 17 points, four steals and six assists.

The Afrobasket is billed to be held in Kigali, Rwanda from August 24 to September 5 next year.