AfroBasket Nigeria continue quarter-final streak

Nigeria advanced to the AfroBasket quarter-finals for the 11th consecutive tournament, while Senegal, Gabon and Algeria also progressed on Wednesday.

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Nigeria continue quarter-final streak

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Nigeria advanced to the AfroBasket quarter-finals for the 11th consecutive tournament, while Senegal, Gabon and Algeria also progressed on Wednesday.

Portland Trail Blazers forward Al-Farouq Aminu top-scored for Nigeria with 14 points, while Shane Lawal (10 points, 12 rebounds) notched a double-double in his nation's 83-47 thumping of Mozambique.

Nigeria kept Mozambique to just eight points in the second quarter as they opened up a 17-point advantage at half-time, while they outscored the southern Africans 42-23 after the main break.

Having so regularly reached the AfroBasket's last-eight, Nigeria will be desperate to maintain their momentum.

Nigeria have finished on the podium at Africa's premier basketball tournament six times in the past 20 years but have never won AfroBasket gold.

2013 bronze medallists Senegal joined William Voigt's Nigeria in the quarter-finals via a 79-48 win over Uganda with Minnesota Timberwolves centre Gorgui Dieng sinking 23 points and pulling down 17 rebounds for the victors.

In other round of 16 results in Tunisia, Algeria edged past Cameroon 73-71 and Gabon overcame Cape Verde 77-67.

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