Nigeria make statement with blow out win over Mali

Nigeria make statement with blow out win over Mali

D’Tigers demolished their Malian counterpart 90-67 points in their second group game played on Saturday in Tunisia.

Ike Nwamu led three other D’Tigers in double digits. Nwamu scored 22 points, Ike Iroegbu made 18 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists, Bryant Mbamalu added 17 points , 5 assists and 7 steals while Ike Diogu contributed 15 points and 4 rebounds.

Nigeria had a better game than they did the previous day dominating the game from start to finish.

Iroegbu making his first outing with the senior national team continued from where he left off in the opening game. He was one short of a double-double when he made 9 rebounds in the game.

Nwamu also had a brilliant game , missed just 3 of his 9 shots from the arc while the team made 11/26 from the arc.

Ibrahim Djambo scored 24 points and 7 rebounds while Boubacar Sidibe added 13 points and 9 rebounds for Mali.

The first half was a close game as the D’Tigers went into the break 39-33. Nigeria pulled away in the last two quarters making it difficult for the Malians to recover.

Nigeria will next play DR Congo on Sunday at 3:30 pm.

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