The senior national women’s basketball team, D’Tigress on yestersday thrashed Democratic Republic of Congo 79-46 in the quarter finals of the 2019 Afrobasket Women’s Championship in Dakar, Senegal.

With the victory, the D’Tigress, who are the defending champions of the competition have now qualified for the semi-finals.

The team was all-conquering in the game played at the Dakar Arena by winning all the quarters, 22-9, 38-23 and finishing the game 79-46 against the hapless Congo women.

D-Tigress Captain, Adaora Elonu

D-Tigress Captain, Adaora Elonu said after the game that they worked hard and they just need to keep improving every day.

Nigeria had earlier demolished Cameroon 106-39 and crushed Tunisia 75-26 in the group stage.

It is the first step for qualification from FIBA Africa for the women’s basketball tournament at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.