Nigeria’s women basketball team

The side led by Otis Hughley looked to bounce back from a 86-68 defeat to Australia in the group opener.

D'Tigress vs Turkey

Turkey who won their opener against Argentina started off on the front foot against Nigeria.

The first quarter ended 15-7 in favour of Turkey as they dominated proceedings in the early stages.

D'Tigress however bounced back to take the second quarter 22-17 as they still went into the half time break behind Turkey.

D'Tigress came to the party in the third quarter as they overwhelmed Turkey to finish 23-10.

The third quarter ended 26-22 to Turkey as D'Tigress held on for their first win of the world cup.

Top performers for D'Tigress were Shooting Guard Sarah Ogoke who registered 22 points, Power Forward Evelyn Akhator with a game high 10 rebounds and 13 points

D'Tigress fixtures

D'Tigress are drawn in Group B of the competition along with Australia, Turkey and Argentina.

D'Tigress lost 86-68 to Australia and redeemed themselves with a victory over Turkey and can still advance to the next round from a difficult group.

Their next group stage game is against South American side Argentina on Tuesday, September 25.