Nigeria took the primary quarter 22-11 and in addition gained an in depth second 23-20. The D’Tigress continued their dominance within the third 15-13 earlier than shedding the fourth 13-19 however held on to take the win.
Against Senegal, Ezinne Kalu, Nigeria’s highest scorer of their earlier recreation on the match, was quiet, however Amy Okonkwo stepped up with a game-high 16 factors and 7 rebounds.
It took Okonkwo time to click on within the recreation, however earlier than that, Ify Ibekwe was on fireplace, finally ending with 14 factors and 6 rebounds.
However, Kalu later discovered her rhythm and scored some essential factors within the fourth quarter whereas the Senegalese had been making an attempt to battle again.
She mixed effectively with skipper Adaora Elonu who made six factors out of Nigeria’s 12 within the final three minutes of the fourth quarter.
This is the third consecutive AfroBasket finals for the D’Tigress, with Mali, who beat host Cameroon of their semifinal tie, standing of their manner for a 3rd straight title within the competitors.
The remaining shall be performed on Sunday, September 26.