The Nigerian Basketball team, D’Tigress fell before Japan in the early hours of Monday in their group game of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Found themselves in a difficult group, the D’Tigress gave Nigerians some glimpse of hope in their first match against the United States where they put up a good performance but eventually lost by 81-72 points.
The result gave many Nigerians hope that they could do the unthinkable but an 87-72 lost against France dwindled the hope.
Going into the final game against Tokyo, a win with a wide margin would’ve guaranteed them a place in the quarter-finals but D’Tigress despite all their efforts fell to the Japanese 83-102.
The Japanese although would’ve their accuracy level to thank for the massive victory as they recorded over 17 tripples throws which blew away D’Tigress.
Losing the first three quarters, (30-22, 21-16, 33-19), D’Tigress won the last (18-26) to leave the final points score at 102-83
They will now wait for the classification games before departing Tokyo