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D’Tigress lose to Japan in final group game

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NIGERIA women’s basketball team, D’Tigress, have crashed out of the ongoing Tokyo Olympics after losing to Japan in their final group game this morning.

The Otis Hughley-led team had lost their previous two game against the United States and France.

A huge win over hosts Japan would have sealed a spot as best losers, but the Nigerian ladies could not match the pace of the Japanese on their home ground.

Japan, who led 51-38 at the end of the first half, went on to seal a big victory with a 102-83 scoreline over D’Tigress.

Team Nigeria’s hopes of winning a medal in basketball at the Tokyo Olympics have therefore come to end, as both the men and women’s teams have crashed out.

D’Tigers suffered same fate, as they also lost all three games in the group stage – against Australia, Germany and Italy.

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