African champions D’Tigress of Nigeria have qualified for the final of the 2023 FIBA women’s AfroBasket after overcoming hosts Rwanda.
In Thursday’s semi-final D’Tigress triumphed 79 points to 48 against Rwanda and qualified for a fourth consecutive final.
The five-time African champions won three of the four quarters in the last four tie.
They ended the first quarter 22 – 2 before also taking the second quarter 22 – 12.
Rwanda rallied back and overcame D’Tigress in the third quarter 17 -14.
But the fourth quarter saw the Nigerian team winning 21 – 13.
Meanwhile, the second semi-final will see Senegal, the most successful team in women’s basketball in Africa (11 titles) take on Mali later on Thursday.