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2021 Afrobasket: Nigeria’s D’Tigers slam Kenya 71-55

Nigeria is scheduled to face Ivory Coast to round up the group stage on August 29.

• August 27, 2021

Nigeria continued it’s hot start to the 2021 FIBA Afrobasket competition with a thorough thrashing of Kenya. 

Fresh off the heels of a big win over Mali a few days ago, Nigeria went into the Kenya game on a high.

Coach Mike Brown started Ike Ndugba, Ben Emegolu, Daniel Utomi, Stephen Domingo and Emmanuel Omogbo for the contest.

Nigeria’s D’Tigers got off to a flying start, leading 20-8 by the end of the first quarter.

Kenya rallied to try to reduce the deficit in the second quarter but by the half, Nigeria had an 8 point advantage, leading 34-26.

Nigeria extended the lead by 2 to go up 49-39 by the end of the third quarter, but really turned it up in the fourth quarter to end the game with a final score of 71-55.

Nigeria will now face Ivory Coast to round up the group stage on August 29.

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