After emerging from Group B with three wins, the D’Tigress on Wednesday, September 23, 2021, confronted Cote d’Ivoire in a quarterfinal conflict in Yaounde, Cameroon.
The D’ Tigress began the higher facet with a beginning 5 of Ezinne Kalu, Victoria Macaulay, Ify Ibekwe, Odera Chidom, and captain Adaora Elonu took a 14-0 lead within the first quarter and finally successful 24-8.
In the second quarter, they continued their dominance and prolonged their lead by 22 factors, heading into half-time with a 43-21 scoreline.
Cote d’Ivoire fought again within the third and fourth quarter, however Nigeria had been an excessive amount of for them and held on for a closing 72-56 victory.
Kalu as soon as once more was the standout performer for D’Tigress with 17 factors, 4 rebounds, six assists and one steal.
The D’Tigress will play Senegal-who beat Mozambique within the quarterfinals- for a spot within the closing.
Nigeria have gained this title 4 instances and are the reigning champions after successful again to again in 2017 and 2019.
The D’Tigress are searching for a 3rd consecutive win within the competitors, which solely Senegal achieved after they gained thrice in a row in 194, 1977 and 1979.